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MAC Open Door Concerts celebrate the cultural diversity, history and heritage of the season’s outstanding artists and composers. Identifying MAC Open Door concerts is easy. Just look for "MAC Concert" icon on each concert page, or the MAC Open Door icon next to selected concerts in printed brochures and materials.

The Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) is a group of diverse community volunteers whose mission is to foster and increase awareness of CSO programs in the greater Cincinnati area through cultural and diverse music programs, educational and community partnerships, scholarships for talented minority student musicians and building diverse audiences.

The CSO values and is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in its orchestra and audience, its staff and board directors, its business partners and vendors, and to fostering diversity and inclusion in the community it serves.

Debussy's Jeux and Stravinsky's vivid The King of the Stars, written for a huge orchestra with men's chorus, open this intriguing concert weekend. Symphony of Psalms, Stravinsky’s heartfelt choral-orchestral setting of Psalms 38, 40 and 150, and Dvo┼Ö├ík’s cheerful Symphony No. 8, music infused with the folksongs of his Czech homeland, complete the program.  

OCT 9 7:30PM

OCT 11 8:00PM

American pianist Andr├ę Watts, among today’s most celebrated and beloved superstars, returns to perform music by 19-century America’s pre-eminent composerÔÇöthe richly romantic Concerto No. 2 by Edward MacDowell. Also this weekend: Kod├íly’s boisterous Dances of Gal├ínta, featuring the rousing verbunkos, a Hungarian folk dance, and Bart├│k’s riveting and tumultuous Miraculous Mandarin, which vividly reflects the horrors of war-torn 1920s Hungary.


OCT 24 8:00PM

OCT 25 8:00PM

Celebrate┬áValentine’s Day with the┬áUnforgettable┬áNatalie Cole and your Cincinnati Pops! This internationally acclaimed, nine-time Grammy-winner takes the Music Hall stage for a captivating one-night performance of her favorite hits.


FEB 8 7:00PM

Join us for a celebration of African-American musical heritage. All are welcome!  

MAR 20 7:30PM

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