Events presented by Friends of Music Hall provide everyone with an entertaining opportunity to experience this beautiful, historic structure. These events align with the our mission to promote and provide education about Cincinnati Music Hall.
"Under One Roof" Presentation
- On Saturday, February 29, at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Library downtown, Thea Tjepkema, an historian and Friends of Music Hall board member, will present "Under One Roof: African American History in Music Hall. From the structure's inception, African Americans have made their mark in Cincinnati Music Hall. Experience the history of these individuals - from artists and politicians to tradesmen and sports figures - whose determination and talent helped forge the ethos of our city. The talk is free and will be held in the Genealogy Department on the second floor, starting at 2pm.
In 2008-2009, Friends of Music Hall restored the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. It is now housed in Music Hall’s Ballroom and concerts are held throughout the year. Plan now to attend! Each date features two concerts: one at 10:30am and the other at 7pm.
Enjoy a silent film double feature!
- On Wednesday, April 8, Silent Movies Made Musical with the Mighty Wurlitzer features master organist Clark Wilson, who takes us back to a time when the bells and whistles of the organ provided the soundtrack to film entertainment.
- Mabel Norman directed and starred in the 1914 comedy short Mabel at the Wheel. Newcomer Charlie Chaplin plays the villain. He locks Mabel's boyfriend in a shed and Mabel has to take his place in an auto race.
- In Girl Shy (1924), Harold Lloyd is a shy, stuttering bachelor who works in a tailor shop - yet he's writing a guide book for bashful young men! He meets and falls in love with a rich young woman who is engaged and about to wed an already-married man! He has to become her hero and prevent the wedding - but how?
Our Halloween concert provides a magical - and mischievous - good time!
- Make Spooky Tunes with the Spine Tingling Mighty Wurlitzer:part of your ghoulishly delightful Halloween! The date will be announced soon.
And you are invited to join us for the annual, and hugely popular:
- Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, which returns this December. The date will be announced soon.
Wurlitzer concert tickets are also available by calling (513) 621-2787 [ARTS], and in person at the Music Hall and Aronoff Center box offices.
Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer 2019 is sponsored by Mrs. Donald C. Siekmann.
Charlie Chaplin was the guest of honor for the double film feature honoring him on the 130th anniversary of his birth.
On October 31, it was the party of the season! Theatre organist Trent Sims returned for a lively party that included special drinks, special haunted tours and, of course, the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ!
was held October 30, and featured Theatre organist Trent Sims at the keyboard, playing songs that thrilled and chilled the audience!
was held Monday, October 1, and featured:
- The introduction of new Board of Directors
- Reports to members on how the organization uses their donations to support and promote Music Hall
- A preview of upcoming projects including the development of a strategic plan
- Engaging presentation from guest speaker Jonathan Martin, President, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
- Entertainment by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Ensemble,
2017: "Music Hall Unwrapped"
was held Wednesday, October 11, and revealed the newly restored Corbett Tower. Friends of Music Hall used this occasion to welcome members and supporters back to Music Hall after the grand re-opening. Overall, Friends of Music Hall (formerly known as Society for the Preservation of Music Hall-SPMH) contributed more than $5 million to the Music Hall Renovation Project, which included underwriting the restoration of Corbett Tower.