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  • Concert review | Il Cannone
    Concert review | Il Cannone

    Paganini violin concert offers once-in-a-lifetime experience

    When Frankel reverently placed the violin back in its case, it was like laying a friend to rest, knowing that the spirit will remain alive forever.

  • Practicing on a 276-year-old Italian violin

    “It’s a very easy violin to play,” Frankel said of “Il Cannone” (which means “The Cannon”). “It’s very easy to make a gigantic sound, and really the most interesting thing about it is it has so many options for colors and options fo...

  • Rare Italian violin to get royal treatment on Columbus visit
    Rare Italian violin to get royal treatment on Columbus visit

    But the violin known as “Il Cannone,” or “the cannon,” is not just any instrument. It’s a 276-year-old Italian national treasure, constructed in 1743. Even more, it was played and owned by legendary virtuoso Niccolo Paganini, who gave it it...

  • GCSCI Paganini Violin Program

    Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) is bringing Paganini’s treasured “Il Cannone” violin to Columbus. This is the first time in 15 years that this violin has been allowed to come to the United States! Highlighting the importanc...

  • Collaboration to open Columbus Symphony 2019-20 season
    Collaboration to open Columbus Symphony 2019-20 season

    The Columbus Symphony will open its upcoming season by performing with BalletMet and Opera Columbus.

    Following “Twisted 3,” the symphony will embark on the solo part of its main “Masterworks” season with “American Festival” on Oct. 11-12 — the first of several festival-style concerts with music linked by region or theme.

  • Concert review | Columbus Symphony: Orchestra and violin soloist triumph in jubilant journeys
    Concert review | Columbus Symphony: Orchestra and violin soloist triumph in jubilant journeys

    The orchestra brimmed with jubilation through Mahler’s big-hearted finale, which brought more distinguished playing in the horns and trumpets and an exuberant rush to the symphony’s euphoric end.

  • Shaking up the Symphony
    Shaking up the Symphony

    Article from Southwest Airlines

    Several orchestras around the country and shaking things up in the classical world. Check out this article and look for our 2019-20 Season Announcement in Sunday's Columbus Dispatch.

  • 2019 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops
    2019 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops

    Season Announcement

    “Having the artists that we do this summer is truly amazing,” Chafetz said. “We’re in good shape for a full-time dance party.”