Battlestar Galactica and Miami Vice star Edward James Olmos joins the Pops for season opener Sept 16-18



The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents “Hollywood Action & Adventure” on September 16-18 at the Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati. The Orchestra will perform music from action and adventure films such as The Avengers, Mission Impossible, Raiders of the Lost Ark and more. Narrating the concert and sharing stories from the set of such blockbusters is Academy Award-nominated actor, Edward James Olmos, best known for his roles as General Adama in Battlestar Galactica, Lieutenant Castillo in Miami Vice and Detective Gaff in Blade Runner.

With rich orchestral arrangements performed by the Pops, the musical scores from Hollywood blockbusters bring the intense action to the Taft Theatre stage. Music composed by such legends as John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Quincy Jones and Tan Dun show off the virtuosity of the Orchestra.

“The music brings the action to life. The incredible composers who create this magic often create their sound world before the films themselves are even complete. In fact, there are plenty of examples where a director has made edits to a film solely to highlight the emotion of the score,” said Mr. Russell.

Tickets for these concerts (8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18) start at just $25 ($15 for kids) and are available by calling the Pops Box Office at (513) 381-3300 or visiting

The Cincinnati Pops is grateful to the Pops Series Sponsor, PNC. Major underwriting for the Pops is provided by Mrs. Edyth B. Lindner. The Pops Artist Series Sponsor is The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.

Cincinnati Pops at the Taft Theatre
The Orchestra’s home at Music Hall is closed for renovation until fall of 2017. The Pops will perform its 2016-17 season concerts at the historic Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati. The Orchestra has invested over $3 million in improvements to the Taft Theatre, making it an audience- and performer-friendly “home away from home.” Subscribers to the CSO and Pops enjoy many benefits, including free, guaranteed parking thanks to the generosity of Western & Southern. For updates on the Music Hall renovation or the season at the Taft Theatre, visit