Central Ohio Symphony To Present “Double Feature” Concert at Asbury
In a first of its kind event, the Central Ohio Symphony will perform a short chamber concert featuring two very unusual instruments, the theremin and the harpsichord, as solo instruments in new music. Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos will lead the musicians and special guest artists in the two-works concert
on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Avenue, in Delaware.
The guests artists for the concert are Caroline Scruggs, theremin, and Michael Delfin, harpsichord. Scruggs, who resides in Virginia, will be performing Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra by Columbus composer Linda Kernohan. Delfin, a Cincinnati artist, will perform Dead White Man Music a concerto for harpsichord and chamber ensemble by Evan Williams. Both pieces are being presented as part of the Symphony’s NEA and Ohio Arts Council funded project, “Play It Again,” giving new music a second or third playing after its debut.
“We thought this would be a fun, casual evening of music,” said Executive Director Warren W. Hyer. “Our audience will experience and explore recent works in a different setting for our orchestra.”
“What is unique about this concert are the featured soloists and their instruments,” explained Hyer. “The theremin is an unusual electronic musicial instrument rarely seen in the orchestra world. And the harpsichord, once the foundation of baroque music, is rarely heard in modern orchestras. We are looking forward to Caroline and Michael’s performances that night!”
During the concert, the Symphony will also announce its 2022-2023 season, which will be its 44th.
The orchestra will perform masked.
Tickets for this concert are $10. Audience seating is limited to 250. Tickets may be purchased at the Symphony Source, located at 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware, online at www.centralohiosymphony.org, or at the box office the night of the concert. Given the limited seating, Symphony staff recommends not waiting until that evening to purchase a ticket.
More information about the concert and tickets is on the Symphony website or available by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.