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Classical Roots: 20th Anniversary

August 15 @ 4:00 pm

Music Hall

$14 – $55
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The CSO and Members of the Classical Roots Community Choir join forces to lift Cincinnati up with song!


Celebrate 20 years of Classical Roots with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall. A lasting collaboration among the CSO and several prominent African American church partners produced concerts to celebrate and amplify the many contributions of Black composers, artists and musicians to the American musical landscape.

John Morris Russell conducted the first of many Classical Roots performances and returns to the podium for this 20th-anniversary concert with hits from The Isley Brothers, Duke Ellington, James Brown and more.


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About Pianist, Michelle Cann:

Michelle received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro and received an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia studying with Robert McDonald. Since then, she has performed with symphony orchestras around the world. Michelle currently resides in Philadelphia and is a young leader in creating opportunities for music education in her community.


Music Hall Parking:

While we know that parking in our vibrant, active neighborhood can be a challenge, we work hard to make parking as easy as possible for our audiences at Music Hall. There are several parking options around Music Hall including a 450-space underground garage at Washington Park. Also, a surface parking lot is available between Music Hall and Memorial Hall. It is accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway. If you would rather be closer, convenient parking is available at the Town Center Parking (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. The cost ranges from $5-$10. Pricing is not controlled by the CSO and is subject to change at any time.


About Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra:

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is back for a full 2021-2022 season! One of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists, and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati.

The CSO and Pops return at full capacity for a season sparkling with energy, optimism and joy. Join us at Music Hall and let’s enjoy the music, together. All we need is you.


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