The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops are collaborating with composers on the Fanfare Project

According to City Beat, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops have (so far) asked more than a dozen composers to write short, one-minute “fanfares” for their new fanfare project.

Composers already participating in the project include Cincinnati-born Bryce Dessner, founder of The National and creator of the MusicNOW festival; Matthias Pintscher, the new creative partner of the CSO; Caroline Shaw, who has created two previous CSO assignments; Peter Boyer, who created In the Cause of the Free for Grammy-nominated Cincinnati Pops album American Originals: 1918; contemporary composer and opera visionary Missy Mazzoli; MacArthur “Genius Grant” multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey; Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun; and more.

Each composer has been paired with a musician who performs and records the fanfare. The work will be published on social media and on the CSO’s website at

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