Surround Yourself in Song

THE IMMORTAL

Fri May 17


A thrilling orchestral séance inviting responses from the Great Unknown.

SILENCES BETWEEN

Sat May 18 • MUSIC HALL


Music to stir the soul, from James MacMillan’s setting of Christ’s last appeals to Poulenc’s Stravinskian Gloria.

GAMES OF THRONES

Fri May 24 • MUSIC HALL


Mahler and Mussorgsky master their voice in works of cautionary tales of fate.

BACH'S ST. MATTHEW PASSION

Sat May 25 • MUSIC HALL


J.S. Bach’s revered masterpiece paints the Passion with relentless drama and inventive perfection.

The City That Sings

Fanfare Cincinnati Podcast


This May Festival has something for everyone. On this episode, we hear about the exciting array of concerts from May Festival’s Juanjo Mena and Matthew Swanson.

May Festival extends contract of principal conductor


The Cincinnati May Festival announced a three-year contract extension for principal conductor Juanjo Mena, who will serve into the festival’s 150th anniversary in 2023.