For the first time ever, the Columbus Symphony will perform on the stage of Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta! The Columbus Symphony is teaming up with Peoples Bank Theatre to present an orchestral concert along with educational outreach events in and around Marietta. This performance will be conducted by the acclaimed Music Director of the Columbus Symphony, Rossen Milanov and will feature an orchestra of 42 including strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, and timpani. The program will be a combination of light classics and pops, creating an approachable event for all members of the community, including works from Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Copland. This event is sponsored in part by Ohio Arts Council.
Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the longest-running, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 175,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit www.columbussymphony.com.
- Beethoven – Symphony #2
- Mozart – Overture to Marriage of Figaro
- Mendelssohn – Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Strauss – Die Libelle, Polka Mazurka
- Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
- Copland – Hoe Down from Rodeo
- Strauss – Thunder and Lightning Polka
About Rossen Milanov
Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Rossen Milanov is currently the music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA) in Spain. In 2017, Milanov received an Arts Prize from The Columbus Foundation for presenting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as part of CSO’s 2017 Picnic with the Pops summer series. Under his leadership, the organization has expanded its reach by connecting original programming with community-wide initiatives, such as focusing on women composers and nature conservancy, presenting original festivals, and supporting and commissioning new music.