Hot Air Baloons convey a sense of adventure corresponding with this season's theme

Adventures in Great Music

Welcome to the 94th Season, an adventure-packed excursion to excite and captivate you. Now's a great time to discover the Columbus Symphony!

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Deadline Extended: Be a Featured Young Artist!

The Columbus Symphony has extended the deadline and continues to accept applications for its first annual Youth Concerto Competition. Apply for an opportunity to be a featured young artist with the orchestra and win scholarship money.

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CSO In the Community

CSO In the Community

In addition to our 5 yearly concerts, the CSO is coming to a community event near you! Find where we will be playing next.

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Become a Musician - Horn Section

Become a Musician!

Whether you play Violin, Cello, Bass, French Horn, Trumpet, or Percussion, we would love to have you join us!

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Engage the community by furthering musical excellence for education and enjoyment.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Christmas 2013 Concert

Quick Facts

  • The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is a volunteer orchestra in Columbus, Indiana.
  • Founded in 1922 by Chester Kitzinger.
  • Oldest active orchestra in the State of Indiana.
  • First rehearsal for this season was August 30, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Central Middle School. We rehearse every Tuesday - join us!
  • First concert is October 16, 2016 at the Commons Mall.
Read more in our History section. »