Public Health Update: The Coronavirus

Last updated: March 20, 2020  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Thursday, March 12, that all gatherings with over 100 people will be prohibited in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All Columbus Symphony performances and events scheduled through April 5, 2020 are therefore being canceled or postponed.

Concert and Events Schedule

The following Columbus Symphony events and performances at the Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, and other venues have been canceled:

March 25, 7pm                       Youth Orchestra Side by Side – canceled

March 27 & 28, 7:30pm         Rite of Spring – canceled

March 28, 5pm                       Music Educator Awards – canceled

April 4, 8pm                            The Music of Elton John & Billy Joel – canceled

April 11, 5pm                          Festival Dinner Series at The Refectory – canceled

April 17-18, 7:30pm               Beethoven at 250: The Ninth Symphony – canceled

April 25, 6pm                         2020 Symphony Gala – rescheduled (August 22, 2020)

May 2, 8pm                           Raiders of the Lost Ark – canceled

All Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras rehearsals March 16-April 3. 

Ticketing Information

Options if you have tickets to a canceled or postponed event:

  • Exchange your tickets to an upcoming performance. We are happy to exchange your tickets to any of upcoming concerts. To offer increased planning flexibility during this time, all single ticket exchange fees will be waived through May 2, 2020.
  • Donate your ticket. Your tax-deductible ticket donation helps support the Columbus Symphony remain a vibrant and financially secure orchestra to enrich the lives of residents throughout central Ohio through the power and beauty of music.
  • Do nothing for the time being. The Columbus Symphony is assessing how best we can serve you and are exploring additional symphonic opportunities you can use your tickets for when this current situation inevitably and thankfully comes to an end.

To exchange or donate your tickets, please contact the CBUSArts Tickets Center at and one of the CBUSArts associates will respond within 2 business days. The CBUSArts Ticketing Associates are working Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Please be aware that we are responding to a high volume of emails and your inquiry may take longer than normal to answer. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 


You are the heart of all we do. Thank you for your confidence and support in the Columbus Symphony during this challenging time as we come together to join efforts in reducing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The generosity of our patrons sustains our mission as a nonprofit arts organization to inspire and build a strong community through music. We hope you consider supporting the Columbus Symphony’s robust financial future that directly impacts our musicians and the residents of central Ohio that we serve.