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.
Russian Winter Festival I: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
AIDA IN CONCERT
Russian Winter Festival II: Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff
Mozart to Brahms via Paris
Mendelssohn's "Scottish," Copland, and Beethoven