Surround Yourself in Song

May Festival

End of Season

Leonard Bernstein's MASS: Then and Now

The standing ovation at Cincinnati Music Hall lasted eight minutes, noted The New York Times. It was May 22, 1972, and the Cincinnati May Festival had just presented Leonard Bernstein’s controversial and epic new theatre piece, MASS, for the second time in its history. All eyes were on Cincinnati.

Greetings from the Principal Conductor

Dear Friends,

Welcome to your 2018 Cincinnati May Festival!

It is my first year as Principal Conductor, and we are delighted to present you with our new ideas, which are full of ambition, energy and beauty.

But this isn’t just any May Festival. This year, 2018, we have much to celebrate.