CSO launches Friday Orange, invites patrons to experiment and engage in uniqueness

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is inviting you to reimagine your experience with its new initiative — Friday Orange — an idea that stemmed from the desire to make the CSO more energetic and inviting.
“Our temporary ‘home away from home’ at the Taft Theatre is right in the heart of downtown, so we hope to catch some of that urban vibe and incorporate it into the concert experience,” says Meghan Berneking, the CSO’s director of communications. “We decided to use orange because it is a hot, passionate color and a welcoming color — we want even first-timers to feel welcome and excited to be spending their Friday night at the CSO.”
A few individuals in attendance will be selected from the crowd — only if they’re in orange, of course — and rewarded with a free drink ticket.
“We want Friday Orange to be a place where first-timers feel welcome, relaxed and like they are part of something vibrant,” Berneking says.
Not only will attendees get the chance to be playful, but they’ll be exposed to world-class music while also having a unique experience, as each Friday Orange is planned by a different guest curator.
“We had The Millennium Robots hip-hop group for the launch, specialty cocktails, lighting, a sense of community or just an overall vibe of intrigue,” Berneking says. “Friday Orange rethinks the traditional concert experience, and there are sure to be surprises along the way. These are not traditional concert experiences.” 

Do Good: 

•    Check out the lineup for future Friday Orange performances, and plan to attend. 

•    Never been to a CSO concert? Call 513-381-3300 if it's your first time, and purchase $10 tickets.

•    Connect with the CSO on Facebook.

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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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