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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Cincinnati Pops


Music lives within us all regardless of who we are or where we come from. We believe that music is a pathway to igniting our passions, discovering what moves us, deepening our curiosity and connecting us to our world and to each other.

Representation and visibility matter. As we strive to be the most relevant orchestra in America, we begin with these statements that recognize historical problems in our Organization and industry and defines our hopes for the future.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is catalyzed by systemic injustice and inequality perpetuated by individuals and institutions. We believe that reflecting our community and the world around us at every level—on stage, behind-the-scenes, and in neighborhoods throughout the region—is essential to the CSO’s present and future. 

We honor the land and Indigenous peoples

We acknowledge that Cincinnati Music Hall occupies land that has been the traditional land of the Hopewell, Adena, Myaamia (Miami), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), and Wahzhazhe Manzhan (Osage) peoples, who have continuously lived upon this land since time immemorial. We honor past, present and future Indigenous peoples.