Last year, the Cincinnati Pops and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra during the summer embarked on a cutting-edge music venue in series of two free concerts in Washington Park in historic Over the Rhine. The event was called LumenoCity, concerts which combined an amazing musical program in with an elaborate visual presentation shot off the backdrop of Music Hall. There was over 35 thousand attendees over the two nights of the event with over 2 million impressions on social media of Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram. LumenoCity celebrated the rich history of Cincinnati and its great artistic culture.
LumenoCity was such a success that it is returning to Cincinnati on August 1-3 2014 for a series of 3 concerts. This year the event will be just as grand with new original music program and visual presentation as well a LumenoCity Village with vendors, food, crafts, and artists.
Each night, the music program will open with John Morris Russell leading the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with a highly entertaining and engaging selection of music. LumenoCity then will have a brief intermission upon completion of the Pops program to set up for the second portion of the show with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Louis Langren.
Some of the music that has announced so far by the Cincinnati Symphony include: Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man," “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” by John Adams, Tchaikovsky’s “Fifth Symphony," Elgar’s "Nimrod", and Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances." The Cincinnati Pops music selections for the event are still to be announced.
More information and updates on this summertime event for Cincinnati are available online at the Cincinnati Symphony’s website at www.cincinnatisymphony.org