Society for the Preservation of Music Hall
Architect's drawing of The New Music Hall, Cincinnati
The New Music Hall, Cincinnati
[From the Architect's Drawing, Harper's Weekly, May 11,1878]
Read the text of the article from the Harpers Weekly.
The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) is a non-profit organization that provides ongoing financial and volunteer support toward maintaining and improving Cincinnati's historic Music Hall. SPMH members are volunteers from all walks of life who are dedicated to the continuing preservation of Music Hall as a national historic monument and promoting it as one of the world's foremost performing arts, entertainment and rental facilities. And when it comes to live entertainment for performing arts centers and other types of venues, you may also want to read more here. Learn more about how you can help preserve historic Music Hall!

Music Hall was built in 1878 and was recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior in 1975. Music Hall is owned by the City of Cincinnati and managed by the Cincinnati Arts Association.

Music Hall is located at 1241 Elm Street, just north of the downtown
Cincinnati business district, within walking distance of hotels and downtown attractions.


Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership) of New York City has been chosen as the design architect for the $100 million dollar revitalization of Cincinnati's historic Music Hall. This was one of three announcements made on Friday, May 7, by the Music Hall Revitalization Company (MHRC).

At the same time, MHRC stated that the Community Counseling Service Company, LLC, a fundraising consulting and management firm, will provide philanthropic support. Finally, at the request of the design architect, construction has been delayed a year and will start in 2012.

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Donald Siekmann, president, SPMHMeet Don Siekmann, the new president of the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall.
Organist Ron Rhode plays the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ during the Dedication and Concert in the Ballroom of Cincinnati's Historic Music HallOrganist Ron Rhode played to a sell-out crowd at the Dedication Concert for the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in Music Hall's ballroom.
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Ballroom Renovation
1st Music Hall Performance
Music Hall 125th Anniversary
Music Hall Documentary
Harper's Weekly, May 11, 1878
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Music Hall Archives
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The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall
joins the Greater Cincinnati community and the world
in mourning the loss of Maestro Erich Kunzel,
Cincinnati Pops Founder & Conductor Emeritus,
Friend and Supporter of Music Hall
1935 - 2009
Maestro Erich Kunzel
Cincinnati arts patron and philanthropist Patricia A. CorbettRemembering Patricia Corbett, long-time arts patron, Music Hall supporter and philanthropist.

Mrs. Corbett and her husband, J. Ralph Corbett, were generous benefactors, supporting arts organizations in Cincinnati and throughout the United States.

Mr. and Mrs. Corbett touched many lives through in the performing arts, architecture, education, and medicine.

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Honor Mrs. Corbett by supporting the preservation of Music Hall


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