Historic Photos of Music Hall

This is a small sampling of images of Music Hall. More photos will be added in the future!

1878: Opening night in Music Hall. The center building, originally
constructed with choral music in mind, was one huge, flat surface
with the Hook and Hastings organ at the western end. The Chorus
is on risers in front of the organ.
 
1879: The 7th Industrial Exposition was held in Music Hall
1879: The 7th Industrial Exposition was held in Music Hall
 
1880: A banquet celebrating the completion of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad
1880: A banquet celebrating the completion of the
Cincinnati Southern Railroad
 
1881: Lohengrin is the first opera in Music Hall
1881: Lohengrin is the first opera in Music Hall
 
1884: Ohio Militia guarding Music Hall during the Courthouse Riots
1884: Ohio Militia guarding Music Hall during the Courthouse Riots
 
1936: Cincinnati Symphony returns to Music Hall after 24 years
1936: The Cincinnati Symphony returns to Music Hall
after a 24-year absence
 
1972: Cincinnati Opera moves to Music Hall from the Zoo
1972: Cincinnati Opera moves to Music Hall
from the Zoo
 
1974: Music Director Thomas Schippers tests the new organ
1974: Music Director Thomas
Schippers tests the new organ
 
1976: An etching of Music Hall from below Elm Street by Paul Blackwell
1976: An etching of Music Hall from below Elm Street by Paul Blackwell

RELATED INFORMATION

SPMH features concerts with the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Find out about theatre organ concerts in Music Hall.

Read an article written by Mary Ellyn Hutton on the Hook & Hastings Organ.

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