CINCINNATI -- Tuesday is your first chance to get a seat to see and hear history. Single tickets go on sale for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops as Music Hall gets closer to its grand reopening on Oct. 7.
Without missing a beat, Music Hall is on track to reopen after $143 million worth of renovations and thousands of hours of manpower. Corbett Tower's historic stenciling has been recreated after being found, along with windows, under a drop ceiling, hidden for years.
Jeff Martin, vice president of project management for 3CDC, said he is still awestruck by the transformation.
"Every time you turn the corner, you're breathing new life into this building, and for me, that's something that's exciting to see, something that really changes by the day," Martin said.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. at the Taft Theatre box office at 317 E. Fifth St.
Each of Music Hall’s resident companies (the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, May Festival, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati Ballet) will be featured in performances during the first five weeks of re-opening.
The historic CSO season includes five world premieres by a diverse array of composers, magnificent symphonies of Beethoven, Bruckner’s romantic Fourth, Mahler’s groundbreaking Titan and Tchaikovsky’s emotional Pathétique. Plus, enjoy a program of Baroque masterworks and the continuation of the popular One City, One Symphony program.
The Pops season explores a dynamic range of programs and artists that will unveil the sonic splendor of Music Hall and delight audiences of all ages, including the return of American Originals and Holiday Pops, rising jazz star Gregory Porter, Audra McDonald, Grace Potter and more.