Tickets for individual performances go on sale MAR 1.


May 27, 2023 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall

Tickets for individual performances go on sale MAR 1.



GUSTAV MAHLER: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand


  • Juanjo Mena, conductor
    Sarah Wegener, soprano
  • Camilla Tilling, soprano
  • Lauren Snouffer, soprano
  • Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano
  • Briana Hunter, mezzo-soprano
  • Barry Banks, tenor
  • José Antonio López, baritone
  • Reginald Smith, Jr, bass

May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Lisa Wong, director
May Festival Youth Chorus, Matthew Swanson, director
Cincinnati Boychoir, Jason Holmes, artistic director
Cincinnati Youth Choir, Robyn Lana, managing artistic director
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Louis Langrée, music director


Music Hall

What's Interesting

Mahler called his Eighth Symphony, “the biggest thing that I have ever done…in which the most beautiful instrument in the world is given its true place.” Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena concludes the 150th May Festival with a work of gigantic proportions—music of triumph and transcendence that celebrates the power of the human voice, featuring the sounds of the Chorus and the CSO in the breathtaking space of Music Hall.