May Festival 2020 Season Announced

April 5 - May 30

We've reimagined the May Festival—join us and celebrate the power of voice!

Celebrated composer returns as artistic partner for 2020 May Festival

by Janelle Gelfand

John Adams will return to Cincinnati as artistic partner for this season’s Cincinnati May Festival.

Adams, whose music is performed widely around the world, joins principal conductor Juanjo Mena and director of choruses Robert Porco for the 2020 festival, May 21-31.

Schumann's Paradise

The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus joins the CSO to tell the story of a fallen angel that makes three sacred attempts at the gates of heaven.

Pulling Out All The Stops

The May Festival’s new custom-built organ makes its debut at the May 25 performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.