FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2023
Concert organ to once again echo through Union Terminal
Music in the Museum returns with three-concert series; tickets on sale now
CINCINNATI - The grand Rotunda of Union Terminal will once again echo with the triumphant sounds of its concert organ. Cincinnati Museum Center announced the return of its Music in the Museum concert series with a three-concert 2023-2024 season beginning this November. A talented lineup of organists and accompanying choirs and musicians will play selections from classic and contemporary composers, from Wagner to John Williams. Tickets are available now.
Each of the 2023-2024 season’s three concerts will showcase the 1929 Grand E.M. Skinner Symphonic Concert Organ. The organ was restored and installed in specially-designed organ chambers, with the main chambers of its 4,500 pipes located on either side of the Rotunda where it meets the rear concourse and the antiphonal division located above the entrance to the Cincinnati History Museum. A console featuring four manual keyboards brings the organ’s 4,500 pipes roaring to life. Visitors to Union Terminal can see the organ for themselves in a glass display case in the concourse, where it rests when it’s not on the floor for concerts.
2023-2024 Season Lineup
November 29, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Isabelle Demers, Organist
with internationally recognized Soprano Saxophonist Rick VanMatre
January 24, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Nathan Laube, Organist
with Principal Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Christopher Pell
April 24, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Ken Cowan, Organist
with Christ Church Cathedral and St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choirs
Tickets are available at supportcmc.org/musicinthemuseum.
The Music in the Museum concert series returns after an eight-year hiatus due to Union Terminal’s historic restoration from 2016 to 2018 and additional maintenance and repairs to the organ itself.
CMC is grateful for the generosity and support of Harley Piltsingrud, CMC’s organ curator, for making the care and restoration of the organ possible.
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About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, The Children’s Museum, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater, Cincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit cincymuseum.org.
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