May Festival Season Announced


The May Festival is re-imagined in 2017, building on the city’s incredible singing tradition with fresh collaborations and inspiring music-making by the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Join us in the immersive and intimate warmth of the Taft Theatre as we celebrate the voice!

Juanjo Mena

New May Festival Principal Conductor

Acclaimed international artist Juanjo Mena named Principal Conductor of the Cincinnati May Festival

The Ordering of Moses

New Recording Available!

Live from Carnegie Hall in 2014. Purchase on iTunes or Amazon. Stream on Spotify. 

Q+A with Juanjo Mena

Juanjo will conduct Beethoven's Missa Solemnis Oct 27, 29

Juanjo Mena: I remember very well the first time I worked with the CSO - it was special, as the orchestra made me feel very comfortable.  I found in them a huge positive energy, and we could immediately start to make music together to a high level. 

Trey Devey Concluding his Presidency of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in April

Following eight extraordinary years leading the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), the Orchestra announced today that President Trey Devey will be stepping down in six months to assume the presidency of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan’s largest arts institution.

Renovating Music Hall

It has been over 40 years since the visionary philanthropists Patricia and Ralph Corbett led the last extensive renovation of Music Hall. Read recent Enquirer article