Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Columbus Symphony Orchestra
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Concerts • Symphonies • Theatre & Performances
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the second orchestra formed in the United States. The symphony disbanded during the Civil War and both World Wars, but always reorganized during times of peace. In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 69 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970’s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.
Suggested duration
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CathyP1953
Myrtle Beach, SC1,237 contributions
Awesome Music!!!
Jul 2018 • Couples
I attended the Picnic in the Park- Tchaikovsky Spectacular and it was absolutely fantastic. I chose a table seat upfront next to the outdoor theater. Great seats!! The musicians were first class with their performances of Swan Lake and 1812 Overture... I wish I lived near by to attend more concerts and begun a regular patron of the Columbus Symphony.
Written July 21, 2018
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JoD R
Zanesville, OH128 contributions
Picnic with the Pops! A summer must!
Jul 2018 • Couples
We went to picnic with the pops last Saturday. It was a gorgeous day and we bought lawn seats for the first time. We normally purchase a table. We had a wonderful time. We loved the lawn seats. We were in line when the gates opened at 6. The Orchestra was amazing as always, such a delightful evening. I highly recommend putting this on your summer bucket list.
Written July 13, 2018
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bhiner
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
Columbus Orchestra
Apr 2018 • Couples
The Columbus Orchestra is a wonderful evening out. The tickets are reasonably priced and there is not a bad seat in the house. My husband and I really enjoyed the time and the music was a great caliber. If you live in or near Columbus GA you should really visit the Symphony it is a great experience. We are planning on attending again next year for at least one or two concerts.
Written June 25, 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so thrilled to hear of our patrons' great experiences. We hope to see you back again in our upcoming season! I encourage you to check out our Flex Pass... you can get a really great deal on tickets if you are wanting four or more for the season.
Written July 24, 2018
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Kristen H
9 contributions
A MUST SEE in Columbus
Oct 2017 • Couples
I have to say, I am always blown away by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Khashimov Plays Brahms concert was no exception! The Columbus community is so lucky to have such a spectacular musical ensemble at their fingertips. If you live in the area or just passing through, this is a MUST SEE! The RiverCenter is a stunning venue making the whole concert experience a treat. I can't say enough great things about my visit. The violin soloist, Nadir Khashimov, was such a dynamic performer. I can't believe we have such incredible talent brought to this area. What a fun night!
Written November 3, 2017
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brewColumbus_Georgia
Columbus, Georgia980 contributions
WOW!
Oct 2017 • Couples
Really didn't expect this kind of quality in Columbus. Visited Khashimov Plays Brahms last night and was blown away! Khashimov was unreal but the Orchestra stole the show. I honestly did not move or utter a peep the entire performance...Just that great and when the last two movements were played-you felt like you had been part of the experience on stage! Go-get tickets-you will not be disapointed!
Written October 22, 2017
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Thank you so much for attending our performance last season! We always appreciate the enthusiasm from our patrons and work to continue providing great music to the Chattahoochee Valley area. We hope to see you return and see us in our upcoming season!
Written July 24, 2018
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JustTryingtoHelp15
30 contributions
Excellent regional orchestra punches above its weight
Dec 2014 • Couples
A Columbus Symphony Orchestra concert is an excellent way to enjoy big city sound at a small town price. I attended 4 of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's 7 concerts last season and I enjoyed each of them thoroughly. Each of the concerts had a unique theme and Conductor George Del Gobo did a nice job of balancing popular, crowd pleasing pieces of music with less frequently heard and very interesting music. As I understand it, the symphony pulls talented musicians from all over Georgia and Alabama for each concert which, I believe, contributes to the quality of the ensemble- an ensemble you would expect to find in a much larger city. If you are attending one of the "Masterworks" series concerts, be sure to arrive early so that you can hear Maestro Del Gobo's orientation to the concert which he calls "Know the Score." During these orientations, Del Gobo provides concert goers with cues to listen for in the music, an explanation of the historical context of many of the pieces, and answers questions from the audience. Del Gobo is intimately familiar with all of the pieces the orchestra plays so his notes on cues, moments, and textures within the music are fascinating but these informal orientations are most remarkable for the historical context he provides for each piece- the man has virtually encyclopedic knowledge of music history. I would reccomend the CSO to any and all music lovers living in or visiting the Chattahoochee Valley. Final note: children's tickets to the concerts are only $5, but families with young children who need to be in bed before the end of a concert or who may not sit so well through an entire concert can also attend the orchestra's rehearsals held the day of the concert at 12:30 PM.
Written June 17, 2015
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ivy l
Buffalo, NY3 contributions
Music City Hit Makers
Feb 2015 • Solo
I visited the Orchestra for their collaboration with the Music City Hit Makers back on Feb. 14th, 2015. It was a beautiful way to spend my Valentines evening! The facility was absolutely stunning and the staff were very happy and helpful! I really enjoyed the evening and will be back for future performances!
Written May 28, 2015
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cityhopper89
Chicago, IL1 contribution
You like music?
Dec 2014 • Solo
If you answered yes to the title of this review then you must visit. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Columbus is a great city with a fantastic arts community in the downtown area. The organization is well run and the performances are top notch. You like music? Do yourself a favor and go. If you're traveling through this charming city, make your visit complete, and go see a concert at this beautiful venue.
Written May 20, 2015
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Chipov_de_Oldebach
Richland, GA17 contributions
The stings of my heart!
Mar 2015 • Friends
The crown jewel of Columbus' cultural arts scene is the Columbus Symphony. The organization pre-dates the Civil War, for goodness sake. When I hear "stay tuned" I know bigger and better melodies are coming to all of us from these wonderful musicians! Thanks to a great staff that is always scheming up something creative and unique. Cheers!
Written May 8, 2015
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CSenn10
3 contributions
Quality of big city at 1/3rd the cost
Jan 2015 • Couples
It's tempting to think that quality performances only happen in the biggest cities. Not true with the Columbus Symphony! Each season has an offering for everyone, from popular classics to less common pieces, and they also offer special events each year that are great to introduce classical music to children and others. The conductor is fun, the guest performances are delightful, and the venue has spectacular acoustics.
Written May 6, 2015
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