The Columbus Symphony Community Concert series is coming to a neighborhood near you!

During difficult times, we want to be there for you and to be a part of the healing process as we unite once again through the beauty and joy of music. All performances are located outdoors and are free of charge in our effort to continue serving the greater Columbus community and our mission to inspire and build a strong community through music. Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes.

The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, volunteers, and staff are top priority. Here is what you can expect at our outdoor concerts: Columbus Symphony Safety Guidelines.

Please note: While the concerts are free admission, a seat reservation is required for entry. Reservation links are coming soon for each venue below. Capacity is limited.

Upcoming Concert dates and locations (check back for updates):
*Indicates a small chamber ensemble of 5 or less.

Date/Location Program
Light Classics

Thursday, September 17, 6:30pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church • 2001 Northwest Boulevard, Columbus

RSVP

Smith/Calistri-Yeh: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/James: Selections from “Carmen”
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 6 & No. 8
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Strauss: Emperor Waltzes, Op. 437
Strauss: Auf Der Jagd (Polka Schnell), Op. 373
Strauss: Radetzky March

A Night at the Movies

Thursday, September 17, 6:30pm
KIPP Columbus • 2900 Inspire Drive, Columbus

RSVP

Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/arr. Hall: Selections from Carmen
Arr. Vinson: Highlights from Rocketman
Lennon/Moss: Beatles Medley
Joplin: “The Maple Leaf Rag”
Mancini: “Days of Wine and Roses”
Mozart: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
Mancini: “The Pink Panther Theme”
Arr: Brown: Highlights from Disney’s The Lion King
Badelt: “He’s a Pirate”
Ward/Bates: “America the Beautiful”

Woodwind Quintet
Niles Watson, Flute
Bob Royse, Oboe
David Thomas, Clarinet
Betsy Sturdevant, Bassoon
Brian Mangrum, Horn

Friday, September 18, 6:30pm
National Veterans Memorial and Museum • 300 W Broad St, Columbus

RSVP

Haydn/Perry - Divertimento
Pierne - Pastorale
Barthe - Passacaille
Klughardt - Quintet
Nakagawa, arr. Danny Boy
Nakagawa, arr. She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain

Patriotic Pops
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Friday, September 18, 6:30pm
Coffman Park • 5200 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin

RSVP

Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Sousa: “The Washington Post”
Weatherly: “Danny Boy”
Smith: “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)”
King: “Stand by Me”
Mancini: “Moon River”
Williams/arr. Sweeney: Great Movie Adventures
Arr. Sweeney: Armed Forces on Parade
Cohen: “Hallelujah”
Sousa: “Sempre Fidelis”
Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
Ward/Bates: “America the Beautiful”
Strings of the CSO
Luis Biava, conductor

Friday, September 18, 6:30pm
Phenix Banquet Center • 2101 Noe Bixby Rd, Columbus

RSVP

Smith/Calistri-Yeh: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 125c [138]
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Britten: Simple Symphony for String Orchestra, Op. 4
Rodgers / Forsblad "Edelweiss" from The Sound of Music
Copland: "Hoe Down" from Rodeo
String Quartet
Alicia Hui, Violin
Robert Firdman, Violin
Karl Pedersen, Viola
Wendy Morton, Cello

Saturday, September 19, 2pm
The King Arts Complex • 867 Mt Vernon Ave, Columbus


SOLD OUT
Mozart String Quartet No. 17 "Hunt" K. 485
Ravel String Quartet
Porter/Ligon "I've Got You Under my Skin"
Danny Boy (Traditional Irish)
Joplin "The Entertainer"
McLean "Serenata/Tango"
Woodwind Quintet
Niles Watson, Flute
Bob Royse, Oboe
David Thomas, Clarinet
Betsy Sturdevant, Bassoon
Brian Mangrum, Horn

Saturday, September 19, 2pm
Directions for Youth and Families • 3840 Kimberly Pkwy, Columbus

RSVP

Haydn/Perry - Divertimento
Pierne - Pastorale
Barthe - Passacaille
Klughardt - Quintet
Nakagawa, arr. Danny Boy
Nakagawa, arr. She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
Strings of the CSO
Luis Biava, conductor

Saturday, September 19, 6:30pm
Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn • 5851 E Walnut St, Westerville


RSVP

Smith/Calistri-Yeh: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 125c [138]
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Britten: Simple Symphony for String Orchestra, Op. 4
Rodgers / Forsblad "Edelweiss" from The Sound of Music
Copland: "Hoe Down" from Rodeo
A Night at the Movies
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Saturday, September 19, 6:30pm
Darby House • 801 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

RSVP

Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/arr. Hall: Selections from Carmen
Arr. Vinson: Highlights from Rocketman
Lennon/Moss: Beatles Medley
Joplin: “The Maple Leaf Rag”
Mancini: “Days of Wine and Roses”
Mozart: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
Mancini: “The Pink Panther Theme”
Arr: Brown: Highlights from Disney’s The Lion King
Badelt: “He’s a Pirate”
Ward/Bates: “America the Beautiful”
Patriotic Pops
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Sunday, September 20, 2pm
Sunpoint Park • 670 McCutcheon Rd, Gahanna

RSVP

Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Sousa: “The Washington Post”
Weatherly: “Danny Boy”
Smith: “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)”
King: “Stand by Me”
Mancini: “Moon River”
Williams/arr. Sweeney: Great Movie Adventures
Arr. Sweeney: Armed Forces on Parade
Cohen: “Hallelujah”
Sousa: “Sempre Fidelis”
Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
Ward/Bates: “America the Beautiful”
Strings of the CSO
Joanna Frankel, concertmaster & Conductor

Sunday, September 20, 3pm
Somerset Park • 301 Dr Mike Clouse Dr, Somerset

RSVP

Smith/Calistri-Yeh: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 125c [138]
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Britten: Simple Symphony for String Orchestra, Op. 4
Rodgers / Forsblad  "Edelweiss" from The Sound of Music
Copland: "Hoe Down" from Rodeo

Woodwind Quintet
Niles Watson, Flute
Bob Royse, Oboe
David Thomas, Clarinet
Betsy Sturdevant, Bassoon
Brian Mangrum, Horn

Sunday, September 20, 2pm
Columbus Museum of Art • 480 E Broad St, Columbus

Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Haydn/Perry - Divertimento
Pierne - Pastorale
Barthe - Passacaille
Klughardt - Quintet
Nakagawa, arr. Danny Boy
Nakagawa, arr. She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain

 

PAST CONCERTS:

Date/Location Program
Light Classics
Luis Biava, conductor

Friday, September 11, 6:30pm
Delaware Christian Church • 2280 W William St, Delaware
Smith/Calistri-Yeh: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/James: Selections from “Carmen”
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 6 & No. 8
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Strauss: Emperor Waltzes, Op. 437
Strauss: Auf Der Jagd (Polka Schnell), Op. 373
Strauss: Radetzky March
Patriotic Pops
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Friday, September 11, 6:30pm
National Veterans Memorial and Museum • 300 W Broad St, Columbus

Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Sousa: “The Washington Post”
Weatherly: “Danny Boy”
Smith: “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)”
King: “Stand by Me”
Mancini: “Moon River”
Williams/arr. Sweeney: Great Movie Adventures
Arr. Sweeney: Armed Forces on Parade
Cohen: “Hallelujah”
Sousa: “Sempre Fidelis”
Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
Ward/Bates: “America the Beautiful”
Light Classics
Luis Biava, conductor

Saturday, September 12, 2pm
Ohio History Connection, Ohio Village • 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus

Smith/Calistri-Yeh: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/James: Selections from “Carmen”
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 6 & No. 8
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Strauss: Emperor Waltzes, Op. 437
Strauss: Auf Der Jagd (Polka Schnell), Op. 373
Strauss: Radetzky March
A Night at the Movies
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Saturday, September 12, 6:30pm
Bevelhymer Park • 7860 Bevelhymer Rd, New Albany

Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/arr. Hall: Selections from Carmen
Arr. Vinson: Highlights from Rocketman
Lennon/Moss: Beatles Medley
Joplin: “The Maple Leaf Rag”
Mancini: “Days of Wine and Roses”
Mozart: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
Mancini: “The Pink Panther Theme”
Arr: Brown: Highlights from Disney’s The Lion King
Badelt: “He’s a Pirate”
Ward/Bates: “America the Beautiful”
String Quartet
Alicia Hui, Violin
Robert Firdman, Violin
Karl Pedersen, Viola
Wendy Morton, Cello

Saturday, September 12, 6:30pm
Gravity Project • 500 W Broad St, Columbus

Mozart String Quartet No. 17 "Hunt" K. 485
Ravel String Quartet
Porter/Ligon "I've Got You Under my Skin"
Danny Boy (Traditional Irish)
Joplin "The Entertainer"
McLean "Serenata/Tango"
A Night at the Movies
Andrés Lopera, conductor

Sunday, September 13, 2pm
Polaris Fashion Place • 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/arr. Hall: Selections from Carmen
Arr. Vinson: Highlights from Rocketman
Lennon/Moss: Beatles Medley
Joplin: “The Maple Leaf Rag”
Mancini: “Days of Wine and Roses”
Mozart: “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
Mancini: “The Pink Panther Theme”
Arr: Brown: Highlights from Disney’s The Lion King
Badelt: “He’s a Pirate”
Ward/Bates: “America the Beautiful”
Light Classics
Luis Biava, conductor

Sunday, September 13, 2pm
McConnell Arts Center • 777 Evening St, Columbus

Smith/Calistri-Yeh: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Bizet/James: Selections from “Carmen”
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 6 & No. 8
Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Strauss: Emperor Waltzes, Op. 437
Strauss: Auf Der Jagd (Polka Schnell), Op. 373
Strauss: Radetzky March

String Quartet
Alicia Hui, Violin
Robert Firdman, Violin
Karl Pedersen, Viola
Wendy Morton, Cello

Sunday, September 13, 2pm
Columbus Museum of Art • 480 E Broad St, Columbus

Mozart String Quartet No. 17 "Hunt" K. 485
Ravel String Quartet
Porter/Ligon "I've Got You Under my Skin"
Danny Boy (Traditional Irish)
Joplin "The Entertainer"
McLean "Serenata/Tango"




Weather and Cancelation Policy: In the event of rain or strong winds, the concert may be canceled. Please continue to check our website and social media pages for updates on the day of the performances. 

 

The Columbus Symphony will be accepting donations at each performance. Your support ensures our music continues to be shared with all of central Ohio. 

  

We are grateful to Nationwide for their presenting sponsorship which makes these concerts possible.

Thank you to all of our Columbus Symphony Heroes who have uplifted music in our community during the pandemic to ensure that music continues to be shared throughout central Ohio:

 

Cardinal Health Foundation • Central Management Company • Chlapaty Investments LLC  • Corna Kokosing Construction • Crane Group • Crawford Hoying • Edward Jones • Ernst and Young • First Financial Bank • Jack and Joan George • Giant Eagle Market District • Greif, Inc. • Heidelberg Distributing Co. • Honda of America Mfg. • Huntington Bank • John Gerlach and Company LLP • L Brands Foundation • Lightwell • Live Technologies LLC • McGohan Brabender • Merrill Lynch • Nationwide Insurance • OCLC • Gay Su Pinnell • Ron and Ann Pizzuti • PNC • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP • Safelite AutoGlass • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center • Washington Prime Network • Michael and Arlene Weiss

 

Supported By: