Museum founders Anna and Charles Taft were devoted supporters of music in the community. The Taft Museum of Art continues that tradition with a variety of concerts throughout the year, including the Chamber Music Series, the Fall Jazz Series, and Taft Sessions. Most concerts are free and open to the public. Join us!


Chamber Music Series

Our 61st Annual Chamber Music series features both traditional and unexpected chamber ensembles. Performers are drawn from Cincinnati’s diverse and talented roster of professional musicians. Chamber Music performances are FREE. No reservations taken.

Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
ArtsWave Partner: Duke Energy
Organized in cooperation with the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association

Principally Principals
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Dwight Parry, oboe, with other Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Principal Musicians.

Carol Dunevant and Company
Sunday, June 1, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Carol Dunevant and Company play the music of World War I in this program commemorating the beginning of the Great War. This concert will be held in the Taft garden under the tent.


Saturday Sounds

Live music! Every Saturday, May through August, 1-3 p.m.

Grab a glass of wine and head to our patio and garden to enjoy the sounds of summer. Local musicians provide the perfect background music as you enjoy a leisurely day at the Museum with lunch or a drink from the café and beautiful music and art. Too hot?  We’ll move the cool sounds inside. Different acts each week, performing a variety of music and styles.

May 3 – Desafinado, featuring Mark Huffman and Chuck Swanson

May 10 – To be announced

May 17 – Marzan Brass Quintet

May 24 – Chuck and Deb Wiggins

May 31 – Richard Arnest

For more information, call (513) 684-4515. Check back for updates!


Hot Music/Cold Treats: Lagniappe
Sunday, August 24, 2:30 p.m.

Continuing the old-fashioned tradition of a neighborhood band concert and ice cream social, the Taft Museum of Art invites you to enjoy a free, late-summer treat under the shade in the garden. Lagniappe (pronounced Lan-yap), means “a little something extra” in Cajun French, and that is what you’ll get in this free concert by Cincinnati’s only Cajun New Orleans Jazz Blues Gypsy Band.

FREE. No reservations taken.

Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation


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