The Columbus Symphony is recognizing the many remarkable individuals, groups, and businesses that make our orchestra and community vibrant and meaningful through a new series called The Heroes of the Columbus Symphony. We are more committed than ever to being an organization that makes a difference and everything we do is possible because of the inspiring residents across central Ohio who believe in the power of music.

Each story showcases the unique and inspiring way people go above and beyond to support the Columbus Symphony or the way that music transforms lives in our community. Heroes will be posted here on our website and on our social media platforms. Find our heroes through #csoheroes.





“Last year I got to go on stage with Denise at the Benefit Concert. After the concert I decorated a shoe box and went door to door asking my neighbors to donate to the Symphony.”

-Emma, Grade 5

Emma has become a great friend of the Columbus Symphony. She is an inspiring example of how early the desire to help others manifests itself in the heart of a child and why we need to develop a more beautiful world for our young people through our work at the Symphony. Emma’s desire to make a difference has only grown and we are proud to recognize her as a Hero of the Columbus Symphony.





“A patron dined at the Columbus Athletic Club prior to the concert and her husband had picked up the wrong coat for her. One usher walked to the Athletic Club during the first half of the concert to trade for the correct coat. This is something that we ushers see as an opportunity to help our patrons. Going the extra mile is just a part of the journey!! We hope we have more opportunities to serve the arts community in Columbus.” ”

-Columbus Symphony/CAPA Ushers