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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.


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops’ commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is catalyzed by systemic injustice and inequality perpetuated by individuals and institutions. Our mission is to seek and share inspiration, and, at our essence, we exist to serve our community. Our entire community. Reflecting our community and the world around at every level—on stage, behind-the-scenes, and in neighborhoods throughout the region—is essential to our present and future and makes us a strong ensemble and institution.


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops acknowledges 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 acknowledge that this land was unceded and stolen via methods of genocide and ethnic cleansing by colonizers.

We honor past, present and future Indigenous peoples.