The internationally acclaimed Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has chosen an 80 stop four-manual Allen organ for permanent installation in Music Hall, Cincinnati - the nation's largest symphonic concert hall. The instrument was designed to fill the many and diverse musical demands of the repertoire of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is the fifth oldest in the United States and is under the leadership of Paavo Jarvi. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is conducted by Erich Kunzel.
Organists performing on the Cincinnati Music Hall instrument will have at their disposal the authentic sound of winded pipes digitally sampled from the finest organs in the world. The custom audio system of the large organ is installed with specially designed movable speaker towers allowing flexibility of placement on the stage and also the ability to be easily stored when the organ is not in use. The Allen organ is also particularly practical for a symphonic venue since it requires no maintenance or tuning, is not affected by changes in temperature or environment, and can be ready for use very quickly at any time.