As Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s most venerated ensembles, Louis captivates audiences with performances acclaimed by audiences and critics alike
as “magical,” “inspired” and “glowing.” From Mozart and Beethoven, to world premieres and artistic collaborations such as MusicNOW and the Pelléas Trilogy, to Brahms Fest that celebrates Cincinnati’s rich history, Louis and the CSO create heart-soaring experiences and elevate our city’s stature around the world.

Follow him at @LouisLangree.


With unbridled energy and enthusiasm, John Morris Russell (aka JMR) is conductor of your Cincinnati Pops. He celebrates the American musical experience by connecting orchestral music to audiences of today. His visionary artistry and programming—including blockbusters such as Classical Roots and American Originals—leave audiences awe-struck with the authenticity, relevancy and sheer joy of the music. From Broadway to Ben Folds, the Pops deliver great entertainment, every time.


CSO and Pops Associate Conductor Keitaro Harada is held in high regard for his artistic abilities and passion. Keitaro is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award and is also the Associate Conductor of the Arizona Opera. Follow the antics of Keitaro’s musically astute crested gecko #Messito and two Chihuahua fashion divas @BellunaLife.


Mission: To seek and share inspiration. Your Orchestra, which performs as both the Cincinnati Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops, has played a leading role in the cultural life of the Queen City since 1895, and serves as a global ambassador through international and national tours, broadcasts and 10 million+ recordings sold worldwide. The Orchestra performs year-round at the Taft Theatre (its “home away from home” during the Music Hall renovation), at Riverbend and in the community, and serves as the ocial orchestra for Cincinnati’s May Festival, Opera, Ballet and World Piano Competition. You’re invited!


Lightborne is delighted to collaborate with the CSO to create the projectionmapped visual accompaniment for the CSO’s LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE. Lightborne is a multi-disciplinary creative studio located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. They work with musical artists, brands, and companies to concept, design and implement innovative visual content for all sizes and types of screens and projection surfaces, big and small. Many thanks to MooTV for handling the video projection and servers, and Okulus for programming and lighting design.