A local project in our own backyard, FRCH NELSON’s Hospitality and Retail-Mixed Use studios have teamed up on the renovation of Cincinnati’s iconic Music Hall. We were tasked with an overhaul to the environmental graphics and wayfinding strategies in addition to the FF&E packages for the Symphony Offices. As a treat for all our hard work, some lucky FRCH-ers were offered the chance at a behind-the-scenes tour of the renovation-in-progress – before they close the doors until the grand re-opening in early October.

Some additional Music Hall facts:

  • It’s the sixth oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, houses the largest symphony music library in the U.S.
  • It was built in 1878, this classic entertainment venue is considered one of the best and most beautiful concert theaters in the world, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975
  • Music Hall originally served the city as its first convention center
  • Music Hall was built over a pauper’s cemetery, which has also helped fuel its reputation as one of the most haunted places in America