WGUC is pleased to present these upcoming performances by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. You can find out more at cincinnatipops.org.


Holiday Pops Holiday Pops
December 8-10, 2017
John Morris Russell, conductor
Liz Callaway, vocals; Denzal Sinclaire, vocals & piano; Classical Roots Choir; May Festival Chorus

Cincinnati’s smash-hit holiday tradition comes home to Music Hall! Make new family memories with a joyful blend of holiday favorites, with special guest Denzal Sinclaire, a classic crooner in the style of Nat King Cole. Warm your heart and send your holiday spirit soaring with dancers and singers from the Classical Roots Choir and May Festival Chorus.


Harry Potter Harry Potter
December 28-30,2017
Justin Freer, conductor

Fifteen years ago Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ enchanted our screens and now it’s returning, for the first time ever, with the music of a live symphony orchestra. Momentous scenes from the film play on a giant screen in high-definition while John Williams’ unforgettable score is performed by your Cincinnati Pops. Experience the magic with the first installment of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series.


New Year's Eve 2017 New Year's Eve 2017
December 31,2017
John Morris Russell, conductor
Morgan James, vocals

Featuring the vintage-style vocals of jazz smash Morgan James, as seen with Postmodern Jukebox.


1812 Overture 1812 Overture
January 20-21, 2018
John Morris Russell, conductor

It's an evening of orchestral blockbusters, tailor-made for the dazzling power of the Pops! From the explosive 1812 Overture to the quiet grace of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, this concert explores the splendor of Music Hall and the artistry of the Pops. Listen for familiar selections from Pines of Rome, Firebird, Boléro and more.


Audra McDonald Audra McDonald
February 25, 2018
Andy Einhorn, conductor
Audra McDonald, vocals

The most decorated performer in Broadway history, six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Audra McDonald (Carousel, Ragtime, Porgy & Bess) takes the Music Hall stage with the Pops for an evening of her signature songs, including favorites by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin, and more. This one-night-only event is sure to sell out quickly!


Cirque de la Symphonie Cirque de la Symphonie
March 9-11, 2018
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Nicole Parker, vocals; Michael Preacely, baritone

How can you top the drama of Ride of the Valkyries, the pulse of a Sousa march, or the terror of the Jaws theme? You call in Cirque de la Symphonie to add aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and dancers! Experience high-flying heroics paired with epic music from Phantom of the Opera, Batman and more.


Five for Fighting Five for Fighting
April 8, 2018
John Morris Russell, conductor

Five for Fighting—also known as singer-songwriter John Ondrasik—makes his Cincinnati Pops debut in a special one-night performance. He joins the lush sound of the Pops for an evening of pop rock fan favorites, including piano-filled chart-toppers Superman (It’s Not Easy), The Riddle, World and 100 Years.


West Side Story: Film with Orchestra West Side Story: Film with Orchestra
April 27-29, 2018
John Morris Russell, conductor

The Cincinnati Pops joins the worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. Relive the brilliance, grit and emotion of the Oscar®-winning film on the big screen above the stage while JMR and the Pops perform every note of the iconic score. This is a completely unique visual and sonic experience not to be missed.