Symphony U: Orchestra 101
CSO Musicians will demonstrate and discuss how each orchestral instrument works. You’ll have the chance to question them about their training, what it is like to play in an orchestra, their career choices, and more! “Professor” Del Gobbo will lead class while you sip drinks, munch on hors d’oeuvres, and gain behind the scenes knowledge on the orchestra. No homework or tests! That’s how we roll at “the U”.
Columbus State University Choral Union, Auburn University Chamber Choir, LaGrange College Choir
Karen Foster, soprano | Stacey Rishoi, mezzo soprano | J. Warren Mitchell, tenor | Nathan Stark, bass
The orchestra is joined by choral forces from CSU, Auburn University, and LaGrange College in this presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece. Composed in 1874 to honor the great Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, it is among the most frequently performed major choral works ever written.
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto
The new season begins with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular piano concerto by brilliant young pianist Yun-Chin Zhou. The program also includes Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Sibelius’ Finlandia. It’s a concert of top-ten classical favorites!
Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat Major, Op. 23
Yun-Chin Zhou, piano
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
Mozart & Ravel
One of Mozart’s last great symphonies and Ravel’s tour-de-force for woodwinds bookend CSO Principal Flute Jim Zellers’ performance of Lowell Liebermann’s beautiful flute concerto.
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Liebermann: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39
Jim Zellers, flute
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 541
Khashimov Plays Brahms
Prize-winning violinist, Nadir Khashimov returns to Columbus to play Brahms’ only violin concerto. Also programmed are Beethoven’s “Pastorale” symphony and Grieg’s haunting melodies.
Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Nadir Khashimov, violin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastorale”
A Celebration of America’s Veterans
Join us in a Pops concert honoring the contributions and sacrifices America’s military men and women have made to ensure the country’s safety and guarantee our freedom. The program will include popular and patriotic music from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Get your FREE ticket with valid Military ID!
Unusual Percussion & A Little “Rach”
Never have recycled cans, hubcaps, and bottles of all shapes and sizes sounded so amazing. Jarvlepp’s concerto is a masterpiece of whimsical repurposing and ingenuity. Pair it with Rachmaninoff’s lush, lyrical, post-Romantic symphony and you have a concert experience you will never forget.
Jarvlepp: Garbage Concerto: A Concerto for Recycled Trash and Orchestra
Paul Vaillancourt & Up/Down Percussion
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Baroque Suites & Sweets
Hear the best music of the two greatest Baroque composers, enjoy champagne and delicious desserts at intermission, and fulfill your Valentine’s Day obligations all in one evening. What could be better than that? (Okay, throw in a little jewelry…)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Kevin Lyons, trumpet | Kerren Berz, violin | Jim Zellers, flute | Erica Howard, oboe
Bach: Orchestra Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Handel: Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348
Handel: Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349
Super Heroes & Villains
This rollicking Pops concert searches film scores and television sound tracks to present music that pits the most virtuous super heroes against the most vile, evil super villains. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and all the rest will do battle with their arch nemeses. At the end, only one will remain standing (and it probably won’t be conductor George Del Gobbo).
FEATURING THE COLUMBUS BALLET
The CSO and the dancers of The Columbus Ballet join together for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. Special pre-concert activities all around the RiverCenter will make this delightful evening for the whole family!
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty (abridged)
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