Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
900 Broadway
Columbus, GA 31901

  • Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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  • CSO Clarinetist David Odom performing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto - October 15, 2016

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  • Organ Soloist Christopher Houlihan with the CSO - January 28, 2017

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  • CSU Chorale Union and Chamber Singers / Auburn University Chamber Singers - November 9, 2013

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  • Nadir Khashimov, Violin (Khashimov Plays Tchaikovsky-March 22, 2014)

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The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was formed in 1855 and is the second orchestra founded in the nation. The CSO, under the direction of George Del Gobbo, has long been considered one of the Southeast's premier musical ensembles.

The CSO is a tenant of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The Symphony's performance venue, Bill Heard Theatre, seats 2,000 and provides a state-of-the-art visual and acoustical experience. We invite you to See it! Feel it! Hear it! You just have to be there! For more information about the CSO, visit or call 706-323-5059.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Price Range $5.00 to $39.00


    Group Discount

    Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site


    Free Parking

    Live Music

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Party Facilities

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available



    Near Interstate Highway



    Payment Options

    American Express



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Rachmaninoff Meets the New Piano

    Rachmaninoff Meets the New Piano

    09/08/2018 - 09/08/2018

    Brilliant young American pianist Claire Huangci will christen the orchestra's new Steinway piano with a performance of one of the most popular of all piano concertos. Brahms' masterpiece rounds out the concert program.

    Kilar | Orawa

    Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2

    Brahms | Symphony No. 4

    Admission: Child (6-12) $5; Student $10; Adult $20-$39

    12:30 p.m. - Open Rehearsal. Kid-friendly performance of the music on that evening's concert

    6 p.m. - Free ... read more

  • Beethoven & Baroque

    Beethoven & Baroque

    10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018

    Members of our orchestra will be featured soloists in the Baroque music on the first half of the concert. Beethoven's lively second symphony hold's pride of place after intermission in this stunning concert.

    Handel | Concerto Grosso No. 4, Op. 6

    Marcello | Concerto for Oboe in C Minor

    Vivaldi | Concerto for Two Violoncellos in G Minor

    Beethoven | Symphony No. 2

    All tickets are $35 ($10 student rush tickets day-of based on availability)

    12:30 p.m... read more

  • Wild, Wild West

    Wild, Wild West

    10/28/2018 - 10/28/2018

    Co-produced by the Columbus Public Library and the Columbus Museum, this concert lets you and your children and grandchildren experience life in the old West as expressed through music in concert. There's life on a ranch, what it feels like to be Billy the Kid, and the grittiest grit of "True Grit." The afternoon includes pre-concert activities and general fun for all.

    Copland | Four Dance Episodes from "Rodeo"

    E. Bernstein | True Grit Suite (from the 1969 film with John Wayne)<... read more

  • Salute to America's Veterans

    Salute to America's Veterans

    11/11/2018 - 11/11/2018

    Patriotic music of all kinds will be dedicated to honoring the service of all of those who have given so much in service to our country. This event is for all ages. 1 free ticket with Military ID or DD214.

    Admission: Child $5 | Student $10 | Adult $20-$39

    2 p.m. - Pre-Concert Reception. Included with concert ticket.

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  • Las Guitarras

    Las Guitarras

    01/26/2019 - 01/26/2019

    Are four guitars better than one…I'll say! Rodrigo's tuneful concerto is flanked by the greatest music for strings ever written and Tchaikovsky's moving and profound "Pathetique" symphony. Las Guitarras performs on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7:30 p.m in Bill Heard Theatre.

    Vaughan Williams | Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Rodrigo | Concierto andaluz

    Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

    6 p.m. - Join us for some trivia and tapas in the RiverCenter f... read more

  • Fire & Rain: A Symphonic Evening of Folk Rock Classics

    Fire & Rain: A Symphonic Evening of Folk Rock Classics

    02/14/2019 - 02/14/2019

    It's a walk down memory lane featuring a healthy dose of folk rock classics. Songs by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Eagles (to name only a few) all wonderfully performed by AJ Swearingen and Jayme Kelli. This is the greatest popular music ever!

    Admission: Child - $5, Student - $10, Adult - $20-$39

    6 p.m. - Valentine's Dinner. Ticket Add-On $45. Join us for a romantic dinner for two or a delightful dinner with friends as we celebrate ... read more

  • Joe Girard Plays the Sax

    Joe Girard Plays the Sax

    04/13/2019 - 04/13/2019

    You have not really heard the saxophone until you have heard it played by Joe Girard. This amazingly talented member of the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet will be featured in works by Glazunov and Ibert. Masterpieces by Falla and Stravinsky complete the concert program.

    Falla | El Amor Brujo

    Glazunov | Concerto for Alto Saxophone

    Ibert | Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone

    Stravinsky | Pulcinella Suite

    Tickets: $35 ($10 student rush tickets day-o... read more

  • Symphonic Dances

    Symphonic Dances

    05/11/2019 - 05/11/2019

    Piazzolla and Rachmaninoff will have your toes tappin'. Bruch's well-known violin concerto will give you a chance to rest between dances.

    Piazzolla | Tangazo

    Bruch | Violin Concerto No. 1

    Rachmaninoff | Symphonic Dances

    Admission: Child (6-12) $5, Student $10, Adult $20-$39

    12:30 p.m. - Open Rehearsal. Kid-friendly performance of the music on that evening's concert

    6:30 p.m. - Know the Score. Free discussion with Maestro George Del Gobbo and visiting ... read more