Music

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, Tunes at the Taft, and the Fall Jazz Series. ALL concerts are free and open to the public. Join us!
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A Woman with a Cittern and a Singing Couple at a Table (detail), about 1667, Pieter de Hooch (Dutch, 1629–1684), oil on canvas

Our 65th annual Chamber Music Series features both traditional and unexpected chamber ensembles. Performers are drawn from Cincinnati’s diverse and talented roster of professional musicians.

Sunday, May 27, 2:30 p.m.
May’s concert will feature Anna Reider playing violin and Ilya Finkelshteyn playing cello.

FREE. Due to popularity of these concerts, reservations are required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately. Timed exhibition tickets are available in advance here. Special exhibition tickets are free for Taft members.
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Enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with Tunes at the Taft—a contemporary music series featuring the city’s top talent. Join us outside under the tent for an afternoon of music, friends, and fun.

Have brunch in the Lindner Family Café before the show! Reservations: cafe@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5140.

FREE. Cash bar with snacks available. No reservations needed for this program. Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately.
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Sunday, June 24, 2:30 p.m. 
Tracy Walker

Let the original folk music of singer/songwriter and Cincinnati icon Tracy Walker move your heart and feet as we kick off the summer series. We’re excited to welcome Tracy back to the Taft—she was the 2011 Duncanson Artist-in-residence.
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Sunday, July 8, 2:30 p.m.
My Cincinnati

Become a part of MyCincinnati’s musical family as you enjoy the talents of young classical musicians from Price Hill.
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Sunday, July 22, 2:30 p.m.
Shiny and the Spoon

Sit back and relax to the sweet sounds of folk-pop quartet Shiny and the Spoon.
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Sunday, August 26, 2:30 p.m.
Young Heirlooms

Let acclaimed Cincinnati songsmiths Young Heirlooms take you on a nostalgic journey with their sentimental, heartfelt original tunes.
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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: A Little Afternoon Musik Concert
Sunday, August 5
2 p.m. – SOLD OUT
4 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Join the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s string quartet and friends for a special afternoon of music and art inspired by Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Before the performance, visit the Taft’s permanent collection for a self-guided tour of portraits through Jane Austen’s eyes.
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Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation in loving memory of Holly Ann Herschede