Press Releases

September 07, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) presents it’s 2018-2019 season: Familiar Faces… Great Music… Your Orchestra. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is your orchestra because it is a community orchestra of predominantly volunteer members who reside in Columbus, Indiana and the surrounding area. The CSO engages the community by furthering musical excellence for education and enjoyment. Patrons can expect to enjoy five (5) concerts throughout the season, all of which will take place at The Commons at 3:30 in the afternoon. There will additionally be a free public outdoor concert this season at City Hall as part of the Ethnic Expo celebration on October 13, 2018.

Season concert tickets may be purchased in advance on the CSO website: www.csoindiana.org ($40.00 adult season tickets; $20.00 students and seniors; children 12 and under are always free). Season tickets grant admission to all concerts that charge an admission fee.  Individual concert tickets may also be purchased in advance online ($10 adults; $5 students and seniors) or at the door ($15 adults; $10 students and seniors). Individuals can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information about the orchestra and the upcoming season.

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is looking to grow. We are currently seeking musicians, predominantly in the strings section (violin, viola, and cello). If you would like to join us, please contact the Music Director, Josh Aerie, at [email protected] or (703) 582 – 2805. Rehearsals for the 2018-2019 season will resume on Tuesday, September 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Central Middle School band room. Interested musicians are encouraged to contact the music director promptly for this concert cycle. Auditions are not required.

2018 – 2019 Season Concerts

The Commons at 3:30 p.m.

October 21, 2018          –          Poise, Passion and Power

December 02, 2018     –          A CSO Holiday (Free Admission)

February 17, 2019        –          Hometown Talent

April 14, 2019               –           Familiar Faces

June 09, 2019               –          Through Gershwin’s Eyes

 

 

Monday, August 14, 2016

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces 94th Season

For Immediate Release

Patrick Vogt

Contact: Patrick Vogt

COLUMBUS, INDIANA – Josh Aerie, Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced the 94th Season repertoire and schedule to musicians on August 6. This season’s theme – Adventures in Great Music – will surely excite and captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. There’s something for everyone this season, starting with our spooky Halloween-themed concert on October 16: “Boo! Things that Go Bump in the Orchestra” with music by Mussorgksy (Night on Bald Mountain) and others. The adventure continues throughout the season with new and familiar selections from Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Dvorak, and others.

Additionally, the CSO will be hosting its first annual Youth Concerto Competition, where area youth will audition for the opportunity to perform with the Columbus Symphony at our March 2017 concert: Hometown Talent. More details to come.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Names Josh Aerie as 5th Music Director for CSO

For Immediate Release

Patrick Vogt

Contact: Patrick Vogt

COLUMBUS, INDIANA – At the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Conductor Search Committee recommended to the Board of Directors a contract for the previously vacant Music Director position be extended to Josh Aerie. The recommendation was accepted unanimously by the board.

Josh Aerie is the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s fifth music director in its 90+ year history. The Board of Directors, Search Committee, and Orchestra is confident in his abilities to move the orchestra in fulfilling its mission: to engage the community by furthering musical excellence for education and enjoyment.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Names Five Music Director Finalists

For Immediate Release

Patrick Vogt

Contact: Patrick Vogt

COLUMBUS, INDIANA – The Columbus Symphony Orchestra extended conducting residency positions to five music director finalists for the 2014-2015 season. Each finalist will manage rehearsals and conduct a concert during the season, titled First and Lasting Impressions.

Throughout the season, members of the orchestra, board of directors, the music director search committee, and members of the community will have opportunities to provide feedback for consideration before the committee nominates a music director who will take the helm for the 2015-2016 season.

The committee received several applications for music director. After reviewing the applications of each candidate and conducting interviews with finalists, the committee emerged with five finalist candidates who embodied the mission of the CSO: to engage the community by furthering musical excellence for education and enjoyment.

More information: csoindiana.org/concerts