The Columbus Symphony is committed to being an organization that makes a difference through music and to serve the community by expanding and strengthening the cultural programming available to the constituencies of underserved and isolated populations in our community at diverse locations including local hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, food pantries, correctional facilities and so much more. The beauty and artistry of music – especially in live performance – has remarkable powers to bring joy, relieve stress, heal pain, and transform lives.

During the spring through fall months of 2020, the Symphony continued to reach nearly 1,000 individuals through free outdoor, socially distanced, ensembles. Concert locations included:

Broad Street Food Pantry Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Creekside at the Village First Community Village Friendship Village Columbus Fritz Residence Gemut Biergarten Hilliard Assisted Living & Memory Care Hilltop Salvation Army Karlsberger Residence London Correctional Facility National Church Residencies – Mill Run Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Powell Senior Living Stone Oak Senior Community The Forum at Knightsbridge The King Arts Complex The Madison Senior Living Community The Village Westerville Retirement & Assisted Living Center Three Creeks Senior Living Trouville East Condominium United Methodist Church for all People Food Pantry Wesley Glen Retirement Community Wesley Ridge Retirement Community Wesley Woods at New Albany