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Sep
8
Sat
Rachmaninoff Meets the New Piano @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring: Claire Huangci


Kilar | Orawa

Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2

Brahms | Symphony No. 4
Brilliant young American pianist Claire Huangci will christen the orchestra’s new Steinway piano with a performance of one of the most popular of all piano concertos. Brahms’ masterpiece rounds out the concert program.

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Oct
13
Sat
Beethoven & Baroque @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring: Erica Howard, Hilary Glen, and Daniel Holloway


Handel | Concerto Grosso No. 4, Op. 6

Marcello | Concerto for Oboe in C Minor

Vivaldi | Concerto for Two Violoncellos in G Minor

Beethoven | Symphony No. 2
Members of our orchestra will be featured soloists in the Baroque music on the first half of the concert.  Beethoven’s lively second symphony hold’s pride of place after intermission in this stunning concert.

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Oct
28
Sun
The Wild, Wild West @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

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Featuring: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and Columbus Museum


Copland | Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo”

E. Bernstein | True Grit Suite (from the 1969 film with John Wayne)

Copland | Billy the Kid Suite
Co-produced by the Columbus Public Library and the Columbus Museum, this concert let’s you and your children and grandchildren experience life in the old West as expressed through music in concert. There’s life on a ranch, what it feels like to be Billy the Kid, and the grittiest grit of “True Grit”. The afternoon includes pre-concert activities and general fun for all.

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Nov
11
Sun
A Salute to America’s Veterans @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm

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Patriotic music of all kinds will be dedicated to honoring the service of all of those who have given so much in service to our country.

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Jan
26
Sat
Las Guitarras @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

 

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Featuring: Texas Guitar Quartet


Vaughan Williams | Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Rodrigo | Concierto andaluz
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”
Are four guitars better than one…I’ll say! Rodrigo’s tuneful concerto is flanked by the greatest music for strings ever written and Tchaikovsky’s moving and profound “Pathetique” symphony.

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Feb
14
Thu
Fire & Rain @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring: Swearingen and Kelli


It’s a walk down memory lane featuring a healthy dose of folk rock classics. Songs by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Eagles (to name only a few) all wonderfully performed by AJ Swearingen and Jayme Kelli. This is the greatest popular music ever!

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Mar
16
Sat
Bartok & Prokofiev @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring: Viktor Valkov


Barber | Music for a Scene From Shelley
Bartok | Piano Concerto No. 3
Prokofiev | Symphony No. 7
This concert features the last compositions of two of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Bartok’s beautiful third piano concerto and Prokofiev’s touching final symphony. The evening begins with a lyrical first statement from a new voice, American composer Samuel Barber.

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Apr
13
Sat
Joe Girard Plays the Sax @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring: Joe Girard 


Falla | El Amor Brujo
Glazunov | Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Ibert | Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone
Stravinsky | Pulcinella Suite
You have not really heard the saxophone until you have heard it played by Joe Girard. This amazingly talented member of the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet will be featured in works by Glazunov and Ibert.  Masterpieces by Falla and Stravinsky complete the concert program.

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May
11
Sat
Symphonic Dances @ RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
May 11 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring: Jessica Lee


Piazzolla | Tangazo


Bruch | Violin Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninoff | Symphonic Dances
Piazzolla and Rachmaninoff will have your toes tappin’. Bruch’s well-known violin concerto will give you a chance to rest between dances.

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