As you head towards Music Hall, you will find yourself walking along Erich Kunzel
Way, named after the much-loved conductor. Born in New York, Kunzel was appointed in 1965 as an associate conductor by the Cincinnati SO, where he set up a series of ‘8 o’clock Pops’ concerts. When, in 1977, the CSO launched the new Cincinnati Pops orchestra, Kunzel was the obvious man to conduct it. Over the next 30 years, the Pops and Kunzel became globally famous, recording many best-selling discs. Presented with the National Medal of Arts by George W Bush in 2006, he died in 2009.