After $143 million dollars and 16-months, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) opened the doors to their renovated Music Hall for a grand reopening concert on 10/6/2017 and by all accounts, the renovation was a smashing success. As a frame of reference, that cost and timeline are a downright bargain given how much work was performed converting what was, to put it politely, a cavernous 3,400 seat barn.
Michael Cooper wrote an article for the 10/17/17 edition of the New York Times that casts a very positive light on the hall’s new acoustics and it’s vastly improved patron facilities. Similarly glowing overviews are available at Cincinnati.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cincinnati ABC affiliate, WCPO produced a special hour-long segment that provides a great deal of detail about every aspect of the project.
I’m looking forward to hearing the hall in the near future but until then, it’s worth pointing out that the CSO recently posted a job listing for their top artistic administration position: Director of Artistic Administration. Consequently, there’s never been a better time to get in on the ground floor (so to speak) at one of the newest halls in the country via a senior executive artistic position.