Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

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540 Linden Ave., Newport, Kentucky, 41071, US

Phone: (859) 431-6216


The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1992 (as the Northern Kentucky Symphony) with a mission to make classical music attractive, accessible and affordable to people in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. Since its inception, the KSO has demonstrated a unique ability to make the concert experience relevant and entertaining to its audiences while maintaining high performance standards and integrity.

Each KSO program contains both familiar and unique repertoire presented in a thematic context that is compelling and entertaining. Through the years, KSO concerts have offered many surprises including silent films, dancers, comedians, zoo animals, alternative, rock and complete operas and musicals, country bands, a limbo contest, aerobic classes, poetry readings, Civil War battle re-enactments and more.

The KSO has also collaborated with local arts organizations such as the Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Playhouse in the Park, the Taft Museum and community institutions such as the Cincinnati Observatory and Kentucky National Guard to name but a few.

For nearly 28 years The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has taken the “phony” out of symphony through live thematic concerts that culturally enrich, educate and entertain the residents of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. The KSO performs throughout Northern Kentucky with three series of concerts; Summer Series in Devou Park (July- September), Free Education/Outreach concerts (October – March), and an affordably priced Subscription Series (5 programs held October-May).


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Summer Park Series

The 2022 Free Summer Park Series will offer a mix of nostalgia and family-friendly programs at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

July 9 & 10 — Marches Madness (Marches from classics, opera, ballet & film)
August 6 & 7 — Sunday in the Park with Sondheim (An American Musical Theater Icon)
September 3 & 4 — “The Pack is Back” (Sinatra, Martin, & Davis)

The KSO continues its Series in two parks —Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. in Covington’s Devou Park and Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. in Ft. Thomas’ Tower Park.

These unique casual concerts are free and open to the public. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. Those who register receive concert & weather updates.

When: June 9, 2022 7:30PM - September 3, 2022 10:00PM
Where: Saturday nights: Covington’s Devou Park
Sunday nights: Ft. Thomas’ Tower Park
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Rat Pack Concert

Join us for a Monday night of music for our Rat Pack concert in at the Arboretum.

When: September 5, 2022 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Arboretum in Middletown
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