Music Hall

1241 Elm Street , Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 621-2787
(513) 621-2787

ABOUT MUSIC HALL

Built in 1878 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975, Cincinnati’s Music Hall is among the City’s most recognizable buildings. Impressive from the outside for its Victorian-gothic architecture, it’s arguably more remarkable on the inside as the home to the Cincinnati Opera (the nation’s second-oldest opera company), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (the nation’s sixth-oldest symphony orchestra), May Festival (the longest-running choral festival in the Western hemisphere), and Cincinnati Ballet.

Originally serving the City as its first convention center, the three buildings which make up the familiar Elm Street façade were early destinations for nationally-acclaimed Industrial Exhibitions, which firmly established the multi-use character of this unique venue. Continuing through the 1970s, programming included everything from sporting events (boxing, wrestling, tennis, ice skating, basketball), traditional exhibits (art, home, military, horticultural, automobile, and trade shows), and everything in between (circuses, big band dances, conventions, and  political events, including Republican and Democratic national conventions and campaign appearances by several Presidents).

Beyond its international reputation as a classical music venue, Music Hall is has been a popular destination for fans of contemporary artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Elton John, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and Neil Young , to name just a few of the superstars who have performed there. And as if none of that were enough, the Hall has a reputation as one of the country’s most haunted buildings – in part due to the cemetery history of the site on which it was constructed, and in larger part to reports of strange phenomenon in and around the building.

Following a lengthy closure for extensive renovations during the 2016-17, Music Hall re-opened in October 2017 and has re-established itself as Cincinnati’s premiere special events and concert venue and an integral part of the vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in which it is located. Over the past several years, OTR itself has experienced nothing short of a renaissance, spearheaded by local developer 3CDC, and Music Hall now finds itself surrounded by trendy restaurants and shops, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Memorial Hall, and the new Shakespeare Theater. The renovation of Washington Park (directly across the street) provided Music Hall with an expansive front lawn, returned a beautiful greenspace to the daily use of its community, and further enhanced the experience of first-time visitors –  ensuring Music Hall will be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.

Upcoming Events

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Sep 8 - Nov 17, 2022
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Ghost Tours of Music Hall

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Sep 8 - Nov 17, 2022
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More Info for CSO Proof: Sun Dogs
Oct 14 - 16, 2022
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CSO Proof: Sun Dogs

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Oct 14 - 16, 2022
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CSO Proof: Sun Dogs

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More Info for Langrée Conducts Also Sprach Zarathustra
Oct 21 - 23, 2022
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Langrée Conducts Also Sprach Zarathustra

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Oct 21 - 23, 2022
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Langrée Conducts Also Sprach Zarathustra

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Oct 22 - 23, 2022
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Cincinnati Coffee Festival 2022

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Oct 22 - 23, 2022
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Cincinnati Coffee Festival 2022

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More Info for Life with the Afterlife: A Supernatural Evening with Ghost Hunter Amy Bruni
Oct 24, 2022 / Monday
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Life with the Afterlife: A Supernatural Evening with Ghost Hunter Amy Bruni

Cincinnati Arts Association

Oct 24, 2022 / Monday
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Life with the Afterlife: A Supernatural Evening with Ghost Hunter Amy Bruni

Cincinnati Arts Association

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Event Starts 7:00 PM
More Info for Common
Oct 25, 2022 / Tuesday
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Common

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Oct 25, 2022 / Tuesday
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Common

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Rhapsody on a Theme Of Paganini
Oct 29 - 30, 2022
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Rhapsody on a Theme Of Paganini

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Oct 29 - 30, 2022
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Rhapsody on a Theme Of Paganini

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More Info for Carmina Burana and Extremely Close
Nov 4 - 6, 2022
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Carmina Burana and Extremely Close

Cincinnati Ballet

Nov 4 - 6, 2022
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Carmina Burana and Extremely Close

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More Info for The Harry James Orchestra
Nov 7, 2022 / Monday
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The Harry James Orchestra

Presented by Western & Southern Financial Group and WMKV 89.3FM

Nov 7, 2022 / Monday
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The Harry James Orchestra

Presented by Western & Southern Financial Group and WMKV 89.3FM

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Event Starts 7:00 PM
More Info for GET HAPPY: Judy Garland Centennial
Nov 11 - 13, 2022
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GET HAPPY: Judy Garland Centennial

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Nov 11 - 13, 2022
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GET HAPPY: Judy Garland Centennial

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More Info for Sibelius & Bartók Concertos
Nov 18 - 19, 2022
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Sibelius & Bartók Concertos

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Nov 18 - 19, 2022
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Sibelius & Bartók Concertos

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More Info for November Lollipops Concert
Nov 19, 2022 / Saturday
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November Lollipops Concert

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Nov 19, 2022 / Saturday
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November Lollipops Concert

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Event Starts 10:30 AM
More Info for Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto & Enigma Variations
Nov 26 - 27, 2022
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Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto & Enigma Variations

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Nov 26 - 27, 2022
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Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto & Enigma Variations

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More Info for Gershwin & The Planets
Dec 2 - 3, 2022
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Gershwin & The Planets

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Dec 2 - 3, 2022
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Gershwin & The Planets

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More Info for Holiday Pops
Dec 9 - 11, 2022
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Holiday Pops

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Dec 9 - 11, 2022
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Holiday Pops

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More Info for Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer
Dec 9, 2022 / Friday
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Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer

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Dec 9, 2022 / Friday
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Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer

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Event Starts 7:00 PM
More Info for The Nutcracker
Dec 16 - 24, 2022
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The Nutcracker

Cincinnati Ballet

Dec 16 - 24, 2022
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The Nutcracker

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More Info for STAR WARS: The Force Awakens
Dec 29 - 30, 2022
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STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Dec 29 - 30, 2022
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STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

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More Info for New Year's Eve: Billie Holiday Songbook
Dec 31, 2022 / Saturday
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New Year's Eve: Billie Holiday Songbook

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Dec 31, 2022 / Saturday
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New Year's Eve: Billie Holiday Songbook

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
More Info for Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2
Jan 6 - 7, 2023
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Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Jan 6 - 7, 2023
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Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2

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More Info for Grieg: Peer Gynt in Concert
Jan 13 - 14, 2023
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Grieg: Peer Gynt in Concert

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Jan 13 - 14, 2023
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Grieg: Peer Gynt in Concert

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More Info for Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev
Jan 21 - 22, 2023
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Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

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Jan 21 - 22, 2023
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Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

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More Info for CSO Proof: The Right To Be Forgotten
Jan 25, 2023 / Wednesday
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CSO Proof: The Right To Be Forgotten

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Jan 25, 2023 / Wednesday
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CSO Proof: The Right To Be Forgotten

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
More Info for Tchaikovsky Spectacular: 1812 Overture
Jan 27 - 29, 2023
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Tchaikovsky Spectacular: 1812 Overture

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Jan 27 - 29, 2023
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Tchaikovsky Spectacular: 1812 Overture

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More Info for Thibaudet Plays Liszt
Feb 3 - 4, 2023
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Thibaudet Plays Liszt

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Feb 3 - 4, 2023
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Thibaudet Plays Liszt

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More Info for Death & Transfiguration
Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2023
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Death & Transfiguration

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Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2023
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Death & Transfiguration

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More Info for Alice (In Wonderland)
Feb 10 - 19, 2023
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Alice (In Wonderland)

Cincinnati Ballet

Feb 10 - 19, 2023
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Alice (In Wonderland)

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More Info for Marvel's Black Panther
Mar 10 - 12, 2023
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Marvel's Black Panther

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Mar 10 - 12, 2023
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Marvel's Black Panther

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More Info for The Mermaid
Mar 17 - 18, 2023
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The Mermaid

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Mar 17 - 18, 2023
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The Mermaid

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More Info for Beethoven's Fifth
Mar 24 - 26, 2023
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Beethoven's Fifth

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Mar 24 - 26, 2023
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Beethoven's Fifth

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More Info for March Lollipops Concert
Mar 25, 2023 / Saturday
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March Lollipops Concert

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Mar 25, 2023 / Saturday
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March Lollipops Concert

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Event Starts 10:30 AM
More Info for CSO Proof: Surrealist El Tropical
Mar 29 - 30, 2023
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CSO Proof: Surrealist El Tropical

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Mar 29 - 30, 2023
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CSO Proof: Surrealist El Tropical

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More Info for Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023
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Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show

Cincinnati Arts Association

Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023
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Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show

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More Info for Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Apr 7 - 8, 2023
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Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

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Apr 7 - 8, 2023
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Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

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More Info for Classical Roots
Apr 14, 2023 / Friday
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Classical Roots

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Apr 14, 2023 / Friday
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Classical Roots

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Pictures at an Exhibition
Apr 15 - 16, 2023
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Pictures at an Exhibition

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Apr 15 - 16, 2023
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Pictures at an Exhibition

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More Info for Mahler Symphony No. 7
Apr 21 - 22, 2023
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Mahler Symphony No. 7

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Apr 21 - 22, 2023
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Mahler Symphony No. 7

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More Info for Ben Folds
Apr 25, 2023 / Tuesday
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Ben Folds

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Apr 25, 2023 / Tuesday
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Ben Folds

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Ragtime in Concert
Apr 28 - 30, 2023
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Ragtime in Concert

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Apr 28 - 30, 2023
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Ragtime in Concert

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More Info for Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
May 5 - 7, 2023
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Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

May 5 - 7, 2023
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Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

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More Info for An American in Paris
May 12 - 13, 2023
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An American in Paris

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

May 12 - 13, 2023
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An American in Paris

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