Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season Program

By Shane Jordan on Feb 28, 2016 05:35 PM EST

Conductor John Morris Russell the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra are pleased to announce the Pops' 2016-2017 season, to be performed at Downtown Cincinnati's historic Taft Theatre, the Orchestra's "home away from home" while Cincinnati Music Hall undergoes a major renovation during the 2016-17 season. The Pops won't be able to return to the renovated Music Hall until the 2017-18 season.

Entering his sixth season as Conductor of the world-famous Cincinnati Pops, Mr. Russell introduces guest artists and concert programs that continue to develop the wide variety of orchestral programming.

The Orchestra also announces its summer 2016 concerts, to take place both at the Taft Theatre and Riverbend Music Center.

Highlights of the 2016-17 Taft Theatre season, presented by PNC along with the Pops Artist Series Sponsor, The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, include performances by headliners Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Ben Folds, Sara Evans, Vanessa Williams, Sutton Foster, Over the Rhine and more, along with the return of such popular programs as Holiday Pops and Lollipops Family Concerts.

The season opens with a concert program dedicated to Hollywood's best action/adventure film scores narrated by acclaimed Emmy Award-winning actor Edward James Olmos in addition to a Disney in Concert weekend.

The Cincinnati Pops opens its summer season June 10-11 at the Taft Theatre with two presentations of the 1982 family sci-fi film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. John Williams' iconic film score won the Academy Award, and the Pops will perform it under the baton of Mr. Russell live in synch with the film projected on the big screen above the Orchestra.

Single tickets for the Pops summer concerts go on sale Monday, February 29 at 10 a.m. Single tickets for the 2016-2017 subscription season go on sale to the general public August 1, 2016.

Single ticket prices for most concerts begin at $25. Be sure to head over to the Cincinnati Pops' official website for complete information or contact the Cincinnati Pops Sales Office at (513) 381-3300.

Kids' tickets are just $15 for many performances, including Action & Adventure in Hollywood, Holiday Pops and Disney in Concert. Kids' tickets for all other Pops subscription series shows are $20.

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