Founded in 1895, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra—under the direction of Louis Langrée—has matured into one of the nation's melodic heavyweights. Not only was the ensemble the first American orchestra to tour the world, backed by the US Department of State, it also hit the road stateside, playing Carnegie Hall 47 times since 1917. With such an enormous history, it's no surprise that some of classical music's biggest names are associated with the institution. It has housed famous conductors such as Leopold Stokowski and Max Rudolf, and has premiered the works of Debussy,
Mahler, Ravel, and Bartók. It's not only responsible for introducing Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait to audiences, it also commissioned his Fanfare for the Common Man into existence. Attracting only the finest players from Ohio and around the world to its stable of musicians, the orchestra continues its second century as an ambassador of symphonic culture.
Costumes and actors and plays, oh my! Bogart's offers engaging theater for you and everyone you know in Cincinnati.
While you're enjoying this club, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
The live music and dance floor at Bogart's are perfect for party goers ready to boogie the night away.
Volume levels at the club can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
During the club's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
At Bogart's, street and lot parking is made simple for customers.
At Bogart's, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Don't feel like spending money? Make your way to Cincinnati's Cincinnati Boychoir, and enjoy some fresh air at no extra cost.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Next time your kids are looking to play, bring them to Cincinnati Boychoir's expansive park.
Many symphony orchestras take themselves very seriously. And while Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is consummately professional, they also regale audiences with unconventional performances that may involve silent films, comedians, country bands, and Civil War–battle reenactments, a formula that has worked for the past 21 seasons.
The oldest surviving theater in central Ohio, the fin de siècle elegance of the Southern Theatre's jewel-box auditorium transports audiences back to the days of vaudeville antics and silver-screen spectacle. Built in 1896 to state-of-the-art standards, the theater's bandshell-esque proscenium bucked architectural norms to funnel sound to the seats. Its 204 light bulbs required that the theater generate its own electricity for years, until scientists finally found the power outlets. Before the show, audiences can feast on the recently restored auditorium's eye candy, which includes a gilded ceiling etched with reclining figures and majestic arches that help the eye dance throughout.