Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Pops 2018/19 Season

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are pleased to announce the details of the Pops’ 2018-19 season at the beautifully renovated Music Hall, presented by PNC. The season features nine subscription programs, individual performances, and the three-concert Lollipops Family Series. Highlights of the new season include performances with Leslie Odom, Jr., winner of the Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of “Aaron Burr” in the smash hit musical, Hamilton. Other Pops debuts include the extraordinary Lisa Fischer, star of the Oscar-winning documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom, and a regular collaborator with the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and Sting. Fan favorites returning to perform with the Pops include Amy Grant and the Indigo Girls.

“We continue to explore and celebrate the mosaic of the American music experience,” said Mr. Russell, who introduces a “Pops in Space” program in January 2019 setting great orchestral music to stunning images captured by NASA and curated by Cincinnati’s own Lightborne and featuring a commission by acclaimed film composer Michael Giacchino celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. “With our rich palette of orchestral color, the Pops will perform the broad spectrum of popular classics throughout the season that originated on concert stages and movie palaces around the world. With highly anticipated new collaborations and the return of good friends, we look forward to sharing wonderful experiences and creating lasting memories together.”

The Cincinnati Pops presents a diverse array of musical styles, all bathed in the “Cincinnati sound.” Programs during the 2018-19 season also include a program featuring Halloween classics, the annual Holiday Pops concerts, the “Wonderful Music of Oz” featuring iconic songs drawn from or inspired by The Wizard of Oz and finally a tribute to the great Whitney Houston.

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: 2018-2019 Subscription Season at Cincinnati Music Hall
 Leslie Odom Jr. (September 14-16)
 Haunted Hall (October 12-14)
 Indigo Girls (November 20)
 Holiday Pops (December 7-9)
 Pops in Space (January 18-20, 2019)
 An Evening with Amy Grant (February 10, 2019)
 A Kiss Away Featuring Lisa Fischer (March 9-10, 2019)
 Wonderful Music of Oz (April 5-7, 2019)
 Music of Whitney Houston (April 23, 2019)