ArtsWave Days: Music Hall Open House
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Music Hall comes alive with performances, self-guided tours and so much more!
This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the ins and outs of Cincinnati’s most historic architectural wonder. As you explore the newly-renovated Music Hall, you’ll also enjoy nonstop singing, orchestral, and dancing performances from resident companies throughout the day — and sing with the May Festival while you’re there!
Don’t miss this community-wide open house! Find the full schedule below.
ArtsWave Days is a free service to the community.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
Springer Auditorium Performance Schedule
- 10-10:40 a.m.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players: Dvorak Brass Quintet
- 11-11:40 a.m.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players: Sylvia Brahms Trio
- Noon-12:40 p.m.
Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC)
- 1-1:40 p.m.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players: Fryxell Quintet
Lindner Grand Foyer
- 10-11 a.m.
Nouveau Chamber Players
- 11:10-11:30 a.m.
Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra ensemble: Allison Siekmann String Quartet
- 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra ensemble: Jenny Gaffney String Quartet
- 1-1:50 p.m.
Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra: Brass Quintet
Wilks Studio Performance Schedule
- 10-10:50 a.m.
Cincinnati Ballet, In Step interactive dance program
- 11-11:50 a.m.
Cincinnati Opera, Opera for All, featuring two singers and pianist
- 12:10-12:50 p.m.
CSO Neighborhood Connection Drum Circle
- 1:10-2 p.m.
Kathryne Gardette and Drums for Peace
Corbett Tower Performance Schedule
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: SPMH History Station
- 10-11:45 a.m.
Music Lab: Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to learn how to make a sound on a variety of orchestral instruments like the violin, viola, cello, trumpet, and trombone.
- Noon-12:15 p.m.
Prince Rooster: A narrator tells the tale of Prince Rooster with accompaniment by CSO musicians
- 12:15-12:35 p.m.
Visit from the White Rabbit: A narrator tells the tale of the Visit from White Rabbit with accompaniment by CSO musicians
- 12:35-1:30 p.m.
Bach & Boombox: Learn why modern musicians like AC/DC and Lil Pump owe Bach a big thank you!
- 1:30-2 p.m.
WWQ-Peter and the Wolf
May Festival Rehearsal Room Performance Schedule
- 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
May Festival Community Choir Open Rehearsal — join in and sing with the May Festival!
- 1-1:30 p.m.
May Festival Chamber Choir
- 1:30-2 p.m.
May Festival Youth Chorus
P&G Founders Room
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
CET’s Documentary, “Music Hall: The Next Movement” will be playing every half hour
Society for the Preservation of Music Hall volunteers will provide historical insights throughout the day at the following locations:
- Theodore Thomas Statue
- Ruben Springer Statue
- Corbett Tower
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Several parking options surround Music Hall. A 450-space underground garage at Washington Park is located directly across Elm Street from the front doors of venue. This convenient garage also has handicapped parking and elevators. A surface lot between Music Hall and Memorial Hall is accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway. Convenient parking is also available at the Town Center Parking (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. Pay-on-entry parking is $10-$15 for special events at all nearby lots. For more information about parking at Music Hall, call (513) 744-3344.
Handicapped-Accessible Parking: There are several handicap-designated spots at the Washington Park Garage across the street from Music Hall, as well as at the surface lot located between Music Hall and Memorial Hall and in the Town Center (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. We recommend arriving early for the best parking. You may also drop off patrons in front of Music Hall on Elm Street and then park. If you require wheelchair assistance, please alert a security officer and they will contact a staff member to bring a wheelchair out to the curb and assist you to your seats.
Music Hall staff strive to provide every patron with a quality experience when they visit, and accomodations are available for persons with special needs. All patrons are encouraged to contact us forView more
Music Hall staff strive to provide every patron with a quality experience when they visit, and accomodations are available for persons with special needs. All patrons are encouraged to contact us for additional information at MHAssist@cincinnatiarts.org or (513) 721-3344.View less