Memorial Hall

Coming up on October 18th at Memorial Hall will be a benefit concert to raise funds in support of the Longworth-Anderson concert series.  The "Celebrate the Series" event will feature two local Americana bands, The Tillers and Honey & Houston.  The evening includes a pre-concert reception beginning at 6.

William Baumann, Chairman of the Longworth-Anderson series; Cori Wolff, Director of the series; and Sean Gail from The Tillers dropped by the studio recently to talk about Memorial Hall and this benefit concert with Elaine Diehl.  Sean Gail also brought along his guitar and performed a song.

Local vocal group No Promises is ready to release its new studio album All Wet with a concert at Memorial Hall on August 30. 

Cincinnati's iconic King Records is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, and a special event is coming to Memorial Hall on August 25. 

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What an exciting time of music happenings in the Cincinnati area this week!  One of the most exciting ones is the 3-day appearance, 8/17-19, at the Greenwich House Gallery of Ron Campbell who was animator of the Yellow Submarine movie and the Saturday morning Beatles ABC-TV cartoon series in the 60s as well as many other popular cartoons.

There are also upcoming concerts at Riverbend, the Aronoff Center, and a number of jazz venues including the Hilton Netherland, Schwartz's Point, and Washington Platform.

This year's Improv Festival of Cincinnati moves to a new home and welcomes new performers for three days of performances and workshops. 

This week's "Music Notes" for the week of July 16th include events at Herzog Music, many jazz concerts, a couple of music festivals, and the Who's "Tommy" production coming to Memorial Hall in September.

The great musical icon, Mavis Staples, is coming to Memorial Hall on Friday, April 20th for a show which is sure to sell out.  Joining Elaine Diehl in our Corbett Studio to talk about her concert as well as the Longworth-Anderson concert series at Memorial Hall is Bill Baumann, Chairman of the Memorial Hall Society, and Rick McCarty from MEMI.

Their conversation goes into depth on how this series is put together and presented twice per year and also goes into detail about the pre-receptions prior to each concert in the series.  Of course, the pre-reception for Mavis Staples will include a very special award ceremony by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in honor of her civil rights work.  Rhiannon Giddens' upcoming performance at Memorial Hall on May 20th is also discussed.

American Roots Music Coming To Memorial Hall's Stage

Mar 30, 2018

The recently renovated Memorial Hall in OTR continues its diverse musical line-up with the second season of American Roots concerts. 

True Theatre: trueSong

Jan 19, 2018

Now in its 8th season, the storytelling of True Theatre has found a new home in the renovated Memorial Hall. Co-founder David Levy tells Rick Pender about the growth of the organization and previews the January 22 event, trueSong

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Friends and family of former Cincinnati mayor and council member Bobbie Sterne will gather next Wednesday at Memorial Hall to remember her and her contributions to the life of the city.

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On October 28 and 29, the design and architecture show DesignBuildCincy returns, appropriately, to the newly-renovated Music Hall. The show is for professionals as well as anyone looking for ideas to add creativity, interest and function to their own living and work spaces.

Jazz, gospel and singers from a dozen African American church choirs raising their voices are all part of the upcoming Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra concert called Come Together

Enjoy A Play With Your Lunch At Memorial Hall

Mar 31, 2017

Memorial Hall has a new, creative way to spend your lunch hour. Play With Your Lunch is a series featuring local actors, short plays and lunch and director Herb Duval has more details in this conversation with Jim Stump.

Pink Martini Is Coming To Memorial Hall

Mar 3, 2017

Known for their eclectic playlist and occasional guest appearances by Ari Shapiro from NPR, Pink Martini is the "little orchestra" from Portland, Oregon that has been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years. 

The new year promises a full slate of unique programming at the newly renovated Memorial Hall in Over the Rhine. 

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Renovations at Cincinnati's Memorial Hall are complete. The historic concert and event hall underwent an $11 million update including new flooring, expanded theater and catering spaces, technology upgrades, and the addition of a modern air conditioning system.

The massive renovations to Memorial Hall (next to Music Hall on Elm Street) are almost complete and the building will come alive starting Thanksgiving weekend. 

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From new amenities to improved access, many arts venues around town are getting major makeovers. Starting in June, Music Hall will be closed for the most detailed renovation in its nearly 140-year history. Memorial Hall closed last May and is currently under renovation. Over-the-Rhine is also getting a new theater on the corner of 12th and Elm streets.

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The cost to renovate Memorial Hall is higher than estimated.  Sara Bedinghaus of 3CDC says the contractor bids were $3 million more than expected.

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Memorial Hall can sometimes be overshadowed by Music Hall.  But like its larger next-door neighbor in Over-the-Rhine, the performance space is also about to be updated.

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