2017 - 2018
This season has many exquisite highlights, including a rare opportunity to experience all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend, Brahms’s spiritually uplifting A German Requiem with the Columbus Symphony Chorus and renowned vocal soloists, a concert version of Verdi’s Aida in co-production with Opera Columbus, and two Russian Winter Festivals, filled with some of the most emotionally rich works ever composed, such as Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.
NEW THIS SEASON
Project: NATURE ties three concerts together with works inspired by nature, including Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony accompanied by a photographic essay by Columbus photographer Stephen Pariser, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, and Debussy’s La Mer. Project: NATURE partners with Branch Out Columbus to plant trees in Franklin Park in a plot of land to be dedicated the “Columbus Symphony Grove.”
Focus: CREATIVE WOMEN A season-long focus on the contributions of creative women in the arts presents works by composers Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, Margaret Brouwer, as well as a world premiere by Portuguese composer Andreia Pinto-Correia. Conductor JoAnn Falletta, pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Natasha Paremski, violinist Jennifer Koh, and flamenco dancer Griset Damas.
Subject Matter – This free lecture series will become the Prelude event at select concerts. Patrons will gain a broader context of the evening’s featured repertoire from presentations by professors of The Ohio State University with expertise in the field.
Mozart to Brahms via Paris
Mendelssohn’s “Scottish,” Copland, and Beethoven