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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra,

founded 1895; the Cincinnati Orchestra (est. 1872) formed the nucleus of the orchestra. Since 1896 its concerts have been held in the 3,516-seat Springer Auditorium at the Music Hall (built 1878) in downtown Cincinnati. Conducted by Frank Van der Stucken from its founding until 1907, it was led by Leopold StokowskiStokowski, Leopold
, 1882–1977, American conductor, b. London. Stokowski studied in England and at the Paris Conservatory. He was organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City (1905–8), and was conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony
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 from 1909 to 1912. Fritz ReinerReiner, Fritz
, 1888–1963, American conductor, b. Budapest. After serving as conductor of the People's Opera in Budapest (1911–14) and the Court Opera in Dresden (1914–21), he came (1922) to the United States as conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony
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 was music director from 1922 to 1931 when he was succeeded by Eugene Goosens, who held the podium until 1947. Later conductors included Max Rudolf (1958–70), Thomas Schippers (1970–77), and Jesús López-Cobos (1986–2001). Paarvo Järva became music director in 2001. The orchestra also has a summer season and Pops concerts, conducted by Erich Kunzel since 1977, at Cincinnati's outdoor Riverbend Music Center.
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Garner - who teaches at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Queens College, New York University and the Juilliard School - has played with the New York Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
All too often it is easy for people outside the arts industry to look at government arts funding as something of a luxury - a way of subsidising a form of entertainment that is only of interest to a minority of the population," said Mr Woods, a former assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and a long-time associate of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington.
During his career in the music business, Jim served in many leadership capacities, including service on and leadership of the boards of the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts, the Cincinnati Opera Association, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the College Conservatory of Music.
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