Autumn is fast approaching which means the start of many classical music seasons. OK, fine. I’m mostly interested in what’s happening right here in Columbus and as luck and good fortune would have it, it’s going to be another fabulous season with my favorite symphony, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
I’ve recently picked up my first 4-pack of season tickets for the CSO which includes what look to be some amazing concerts. Check these out! My initial 4-pack is for the four concerts being held at the Southern Theatre. Accoustically, the Southern beats out the Ohio, but the Ohio is perfect for the larger ensembles or collaborative concerts with other musical ensembles such as the CSO Chorus, Ballet Met or Opera Columbus.
What I really like about this year’s season is that a lot of the CSO musicians are being featured in various concerts. For starters, we’ll our concertmaster, Jean-Sébastien Roy as well as flautists, Genevieve Briggs and principal Randall Hester. After that, we’ll see Principal bassoonist Betsy Sturdevant, Principal Violist Karl Pedersen and Principal Cellist Luis Biava.
There is so much talent in this orchestra!
Here are my first four concerts so far.
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin
Randall Hester, flute
Genevieve Briggs, flute
HANDEL: Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
BOYCE: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major
HAYDN: Symphony No. 104 (“London”)
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
Liza Ferschtman, violin
Betsy Sturdevant, bassoon
SCHUBERT: Overture to Des Teufels Lustschloss
CORIGLIANO: “Chaconne” from The Red Violin
GREENWOOD: Suite from There Will Be Blood
DAUGHERTY: Dead Elvis
KERNIS: Musica Celestis
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Thomas Lauderdale, piano
Dvořák: Overture to Humoresque
Joplin: Overture to Treemonisha
Weill: Little Threepenny Music
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Antheil: Jazz Symphony
Stravinsky: Scherzo a la Russe
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
PIAZZOLLA: Milonga del Angel
GINASTERA: Harp Concerto
DEBUSSY: Danses sacrée et profane
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
I know I’ll go to more, but this is what I have to get me started! And to think – these are just what they’re playing at the Southern!
Stay tuned for more about the CSO. We’re just getting started!