Presidential Pathways / Columbus

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
900 Broadway
Columbus, GA 31901

706-323-5059
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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 www.csoga.org 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 $38.00

    Discounts

    Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Live Music, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    185, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto

    Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto

    09/16/2017 - 09/16/2017

    The new season begins with a performance of Tchaikovsky's ever-popular piano concerto by brilliant young pianist Yun-Chin Zhou. The program also includes Dvorák's New World Symphony and Sibelius' Finlandia. It's a concert of top-ten classical favorites!

    Sibelius - Finlandia, Op. 26

    Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat Major, Op. 23

    Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

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  • Mozart & Ravel

    Mozart & Ravel

    10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    One of Mozart's last great symphonies and Ravel's tour-de-force for woodwinds bookend CSO Principal Flute Jim Zellers' performance of Lowell Liebermann's beautiful flute concerto.

    Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Liebermann - Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39

    Mozart - Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 541

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  • Khashimov Plays Brahms

    Khashimov Plays Brahms

    10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Prize-winning violinist Nadir Khashimov returns to Columbus to play Brahms' only violin concerto. Also programmed are Beethoven's "Pastorale" symphony and Grieg's haunting melodies.

    Grieg - Two Elegaic Melodies, Op. 34

    Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77

    Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"

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  • Celebration of America's Veterans

    Celebration of America's Veterans

    11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017

    Join us in a Pops concert honoring the contributions and sacrifices America's military men and women have made to ensure the country's safety and guarantee our freedom. The program will include popular and patriotic music from the Revolutionary War to the present day.

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  • Unusual Percussion & A Little

    Unusual Percussion & A Little "Rach"

    01/20/2018 - 01/20/2018

    Never have recycled cans, hubcaps, and bottles of all shapes and sizes sounded so amazing. Järvlepp's concerto is a masterpiece of whimsical repurposing and ingenuity. Pair it with Rachmaninoff's lush, lyrical, post-Romantic symphony and you have a concert experience you will never forget.

    Järvlepp - Garbage Concerto: A Concerto for Recycled Trash and Orchestra

    Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 

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  • Baroque Sweets & Suites

    Baroque Sweets & Suites

    02/13/2018 - 02/13/2018

    Hear the best music of the two greatest Baroque composers, enjoy champagne and delicious desserts at intermission, and fulfill your Valentine's Day obligations all in one evening. What could be better than that? (Okay, throw in a little jewelry…..)

    Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047

    Bach - Orchestra Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068

    Handel - Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348

    Handel - Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349

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  • Super Heroes & Villains

    Super Heroes & Villains

    02/24/2018 - 02/24/2018

    This rollicking Pops concert searches film scores and television sound tracks to present music that pits the most virtuous super heroes against the most vile, evil super villains. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and all the rest will do battle with their arch nemeses. At the end, only one will remain standing (and it probably won't be conductor Del Gobbo).

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  • Sleeping Beauty with the Columbus Ballet

    Sleeping Beauty with the Columbus Ballet

    03/16/2018 - 03/16/2018

    The CSO and the dancers of The Columbus Ballet join together for a performance of Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty." Special pre-concert activities all around the RiverCenter will make this a delightful evening for the whole family.

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  • Verdi's Requiem

    Verdi's Requiem

    04/21/2018 - 04/21/2018

    The orchestra is joined by choral forces from CSU, Auburn University, and LaGrange College in this presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece. Composed in 1874 to honor the great Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, it is among the most frequently performed major choral works ever written. Featuring: Columbus State University Choral Union, Auburn University Chamber Choir, LaGrange College Choir, Amanda Hall (soprano), Stacey Rishoi (mezzo-soprano), J. Warren Mitchell (tenor), and N... read more