The Dream of Gerontius

May 26 • Taft Theatre

Arguably Elgar’s greatest work, the soaring music of The Dream of Gerontius traces the epic voyage of the soul. From prayerful longing to searing intensity, this sonic masterpiece speaks to all who seek to understand humanity and life’s meaning, regardless of background. 

B Minor Mass

May 27 • Taft Theatre

Harry Bicket, a celebrated interpreter of Baroque repertoire, joins with an exceptional cast to conduct a work that is the pinnacle of that period, Bach’s B Minor Mass.

Renovating Music Hall

It has been over 40 years since the visionary philanthropists Patricia and Ralph Corbett led the last extensive renovation of Music Hall. Read recent Enquirer article

May Festival presents 'The Dream of Gerontius' on May 26

Peter Kasprzycki

The second and final weekend of the annual Cincinnati May Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati.

The May Festival reimagines its music

Janelle Gelfand

May Festival Dream Project

Dream with us. The May Festival presents The Dream Project on May 20 & 26 at the Taft Theatre.

May Festival 2017: Surround Yourself in Song!

MAY 19-27 at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati 
Beethoven's 9th Symphony | Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream | Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius | Bach's B Minor Mass