Fanfare Cincinnati showcases the power and versatility of the CSO and Pops today. A musical force in Cincinnati and around the world, the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra has an expansive catalogue of more than 140 recordings including Grammy Award winners. The CSO was the first orchestra to be broadcast to a national radio audience in 1921 and the third American orchestra to make a commercial recording in 1917.
Over the years, the CSO has built a reputation as one the world’s foremost orchestras and a champion of new music. Cincinnati has been home to the American premieres of works by such composers as Debussy, Mahler, Ravel and Bartók, and they’ve hosted the world premiere of Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait. The CSO has commissioned works that have since become mainstays of the classical repertoire, including Copland’s iconic Fanfare for the Common Man. Today, the Orchestra continues to commission new works and to program an impressive array of music. The releases are available through digital download and physically.