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Together, we can continue to build community and provide memorable experiences that welcome and entertain your family, friends and neighbors with great music, imaginative themes and top notch talent — live and virtually.

Your gift today supports accessible and affordable musical programs throughout our community. No gift is too small. Your support is critical and will have an immediate impact in making unique and engaging KSO performances available next year.

No gift is too small. Your tax-deductible support is critical and will have an immediate impact in making unique and engaging KSO performances available next year.

Your help now will allow us to plan another spectacular season of live and virtual concerts that includes the affordably-priced subscription series — chock full of area premieres, and special guest artists — plus an expanded free summer series in both Devou and Tower Parks, as well as free, fun and engaging educational concerts for greater Cincinnati schools.

Your gift supports accessible and affordable musical programs throughout our community touching many:

• Teachers tell us “My students would not have as many high-quality opportunities to experience music if the KSO did not offer these free programs.”
• Subscription Series patrons believe concerts are “unique” or “different” from other events they could attend in the Greater Cincinnati area, and are very innovative.
• Summer Series attendees appreciate the free “family-friend concerts” and state “The KSO is important to the region’s vitality.”

Your vital support makes it all possible! We appreciate your interest and generosity.

Please help us take advantage of this generous matching gift opportunity!

If you can’t give now, a pledge of support will allow us to meet the match (email [email protected]). Prefer to give by check. Please mail to KSO, PO Box 72810, Newport KY 41072.

The KSO also accept gifts of stock, IRA disbursements and RMD — for additional information contact Angela Williamson, at [email protected] or 859-431-6216.

“The arts play a vital role in troubled times, a fact happily demonstrated by the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.” – Cincinnati Enquirer

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  • $35 covers the cost of purchasing an individual replacement part for a musical selection.
  • $80 covers the cost of a (non-union) technical / labor assistant for one service.
  • $125 covers the cost to tune the piano.
  • $225 covers the cost of the rental truck to move equipment for one performance.
  • $400 covers the average cost of a section musician for one concert and rehearsals.
  • $500 covers the cost of music licensing fees (ASCAP/BMI) for one program played before a live audience.
  • $750 covers the cost to produce and print the program booklet for one performance.
  • $1,000 covers the average cost to rent one orchestration (set of music) for one selection, for one concert.
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Join the Community Circle online and receive the following benefits:

Benefactor ($750–$999)
Everything listed below plus:
– Exclusive KSO donor-only gear: Your choice of KSO monogrammed blanket, camp chair or lunch tote

Associate ($500–$749)
Everything listed below plus:
– Invitation to a Donors’ Party
– Your choice of a KSO CD

Family ($250–$499)
Everything listed below plus:
– Bring a Friend: two free tickets to the KSO Subscription Series concert of your choice (or two free virtual passes)

Friend ($100–$249)
Everything listed below plus:
– KSO CD case

Neighbor ($50–$99)
– Recognition in the current season’s KSO Subscription Series concert programs
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Thank you for providing Free Education and Summer Park concerts, and affordable unique Subscription programs.

Together, we create community through unforgettable musical experiences accessible to everyone.


“KSO concerts offer a great way to connect with our community, the arts, and nature in a fun, family-friendly and innovative environment.” – Betsy W