Season Debut concert
Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 7:30 PM
Christopher Weait Divertimento for Strings (revised)
P.I. Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Dror Biran, Piano
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2
The season opens with the Central Ohio Symphony performing the Divertimento for Strings written by the Symphony’s Conduct Laureate Christopher Weait performed in celebration of his 80th birthday in 2019. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 one of the most popular concertos for piano, will be performed by Ohio pianist Dror Biran originally from Israel, followed by Sibelius's Second Symphony and its great ending.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
2:00 and 4:30 PM (two identical concerts)
Mark Alan Wade, Hammered Dulcimer, Guest Artist
The always popular holiday concerts Holiday inspired music feature guest artist Mark Alan Wade, World champion hammered dulcimer player, originally from Marysville, Ohio. Make this concert a part of your holiday celebration!
Sunday March 1, 2020 • 3:00 PM
William Grant Still Festive Overture
W. A. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Simon Gollo, Violin
Randolph Kelly, Viola
Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Ottorino Respighi Roman Festivals
The March concert opens with Ohio educated composer William Grant Still’s Festive Overture. We welcome the return of violinist Simon Gollo from New Mexico State University and violist Randolph Kelly, Principal Viola of the Pittsburgh Symphony in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante. We finish the concert with the Spanish inspired Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakv and Respighi’s brilliant Roman Festivals.
Saturday April 25, 2020 • 7:30 PM
George Walker Symphony No. 1
Arturo Márquez Trumpet Concerto
Pacho Flores, Trumpet
Peter Boyer Ellis Island, The Dream of America
with actors, narrators and videos
Building Community, presented by PNC Arts Alive features a wide diversity of exciting music and artists. The concert opens with Symphony Number One, by Oberlin trained composer George Walker, the first African Americans to win the Pulitzer Prize for composition. We welcome Pacho Flores, originally from Venezuela, considered to be the world's finest trumpeter performing Márquez’s Trumpet Concerto, possibly only the second performance in the United States. We end with Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island, The Dream of America, featuring actors and historic video images submitted by Delaware residents and dramatically highlighting the many heritages that have contributed to the United States. Building Community also features a companion program with students at Delaware’s Hayes High School. This will be a program not to miss.
The Central Ohio Symphony’s guest artists are part of our landmark Ohio Concert Artist Project™, featuring and supporting Ohio artists and composers.