Columbus Symphony Pride

Columbus Symphony Pride creates unique events and opportunities to engage the Columbus Symphony with the central Ohio LGBT+ community. Explore and experience the beauty and transformative power of great music while connecting with a welcoming, inclusive, and fun group of music lovers from all backgrounds.

Under the extraordinary vision of Music Director Rossen Milanov, we want you to join us in empowering and uniting our community through the arts.

Mission
To invite our community to celebrate the legacy and beauty of music that entertains and brings us together. Come as you are.

Columbus Symphony Pride Pillars:
• EDUCATE the community about LGBT contributions in music
• EXPAND access, participation, and passion around Columbus Symphony
• NURTURE a supportive and collaborative community where we can grow and learn
• REIGNITE the adventure in culture and the arts
• SUSTAIN the community's attendance and commitment to Columbus Symphony

Community Impact
As a member of the CSO Pride, you stand alongside a dedicated group of individuals who believe in the powerful and healing music that provides meaningful outreach to LGBT+ youth and families throughout central Ohio with symphonic music.

Questions? We're ready to share transformative musical experiences with you. Get in touch with us at pride@columbussymphony.com or 614.221.5411.

Active Membership • Household 
($100 annual dues per household)
• Membership for Two Named Adults
• Invites to exclusive Pride member events
• Four free tickets* redeemable for any Masterworks performance ($200 value)
• 20% discount on Columbus Symphony tickets** with online code
• Invites to Columbus Symphony events (e.g., Friday Coffee Dress, Mozart to Matisse, Happy Hour Concerts, etc.)
• Pride newsletter emails

Active Membership • Individual 
($50 annual dues per individual)
• Membership for One Named Adult
• Invites to exclusive Pride member events
• Two free tickets* redeemable for any Masterworks performance ($100 value)
• 20% discount on Columbus Symphony tickets** with online code
• Invites to Columbus Symphony events (e.g., Friday Coffee Dress, Mozart to Matisse, Happy Hour Concerts, etc.)
• Pride newsletter emails

Associate Membership 
(No membership fee)
• Invites to Columbus Symphony events (e.g., Friday Coffee Dress, Mozart to Matisse, Happy Hour Concerts, etc.)
• Pride newsletter emails

* Ticket vouchers are subject to availability.
**Discounted tickets are subject to availability and excludes special add-on events and movie screening performances (Harry Potter, Star Wars).

 


Join us all month long as we celebrate LGBTQ+ history!

The Columbus Symphony Pride is excited to share a lineup of musical events throughout the month of June.

With the 2021 Nationwide Picnic with the Pops BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER, we invite you to join us for Pride Night on June 19 for Michael Cavanaugh Performs the Music of Elton John concert. Handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Michael Cavanaugh received both Tony and Grammy nominations for the role. Named “the new voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook” by Billboard, Cavanaugh’s The Music of Elton John features the greatest hits of the legendary singer/songwriter including “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Tiny Dancer,” and many more. We can’t wait to welcome back Ohio native, Michael Cavanaugh. 6pm gates open | 8pm concert.

Tickets are $50 per person. Picnic baskets and BYOB welcome! Click below to purchase your tickets before June 17.

Purchase Pride Night Tickets HERE.

 

Bar Art Music

The CSO Pride joins BAM Thursdays at the Columbus Museum of Art, featuring musicians of the Columbus Symphony in the garden.
June 3: Alix Raspé Gray, Harp, 6-8pm
June 10: String Quartet, 7-9pm
June 17: Suzanne Newcomb, Keyboard, 7-9pm
June 24: Woodwind Trio, 7-9pm

 


Membership Update

In light of the many challenges we faced over the past year and the difficulties imposed on our ability to gather together safely in-person, the Columbus Symphony Pride has extended your 2019-2020 season membership through August 2021. Thank you for your continued support and passion of transformative music. We can’t wait to gather again with you this year!
Questions? Send us a note at pride@columbussymphony.com.


 

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

-Leonard Bernstein

 

2019-2020 Pride Advisory Board

2019-2020 Pride Members