2021-2022 Season Announced by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra


  • Fri Dec 3, 2021 | 7:30 pm
  • Sat Dec 4, 2021 | 7:30 pm
  • Sun Dec 5, 2021 | 2:00 pm
  • Fri Dec 10, 2021 | 7:30 pm
  • Sat Dec 11, 2021 | 7:30 pm
  • Sun Dec 12, 2021 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor
Aubrey Logan, vocalist
Michael Preacely, vocalist

Joy to the world! Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition returns with music, warmth, laughter and seasonal inspiration for the entire family. Gather those dear to you to share unforgettable memories in the grandeur of a Music Hall adorned with wondrous decorations and joyful song.


  • Fri Dec 31, 2021 | 8:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Ron Bohmer, vocalist

The countdown stops at 007. John Morris Russell leads a thrilling Top Secret program featuring iconic themes and famous music from the longest-running franchise in movie history. Shake things up with all things James Bond, including hits like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, The World Is Not Enough and more. Ring in this New Year in style!


  • Fri Jan 21, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sat Jan 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sun Jan 23, 2022 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie

Dizzying heights and Broadway lights come together for a captivating Pops & Cirque mashup. Marvel at the eye-popping feats of Cirque’s mesmerizing acrobats with JMR and the Pops performing top Broadway hits to accompany contortionists, balancers, tumblers, and athletes on aerial silks defying gravity and doing the seemingly impossible.


  • Fri Feb 4, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sat Feb 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sun Feb 6, 2022 | 2:00 pm

Damon Gupton, conductor

Happy Birthday, John Williams! Pops Principal Guest Conductor Damon Gupton and the Pops treat us to a slice of John Williams’ most beloved scores—just in time for his 90th birthday. Experience selections from Superman, Star Wars, E.T., Jaws, Witches of Eastwick and more by one of the greatest composers of our lifetime.

This performance does not contain film clips.


  • Sat Mar 5, 2022 | 10:30 am

Set young hearts and minds aglow! For many audience members, a lifelong love and appreciation of music began with Lollipops Family Concerts at Music Hall. Introduce someone you love to the world of orchestral music with a fun, interactive concert experience—perfect for children, ages or ability of 2-9.


  • Fri Mar 18, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sat Mar 19, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sun Mar 20, 2022 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor
Tamika Lawrence, vocalist
CoCo Smith, vocalist
Blaine Krauss, vocalist

JMR and the Pops join with three powerhouse vocalists to pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Aretha Franklin, “the #1 singer of all time” (Rolling Stone). Come celebrate the life and music of an American icon featuring your favorite hits from the Queen of Soul!


  • Fri Apr 29, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sat Apr 30, 2022 | 7:30 pm
  • Sun May 1, 2022 | 2:00 pm

John Morris Russell, conductor

We’re celebrating 10 years of JMR by pulling out all the stops—and the stars! Join the Pops and a host of guest artists from some of the past decade’s most memorable performances to celebrate JMR, JMR-style—with music from every genre, including iconic movie themes, pop, classics, Broadway and jazz, plus a cache of musical memories. We’ll also look ahead with a new work commissioned from Grammy Award-winning composer Eric Whitacre.

For more information visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/pops/2122-pops-season.

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