Final Free HAPPY HOUR CSO Concert of 2013-14 Season Set for 3/26

The Columbus Symphony concludes its successful new Happy Hour series with a free concert at the Ohio Theatre on Wednesday, March 26, featuring guest conductor Rossen Milanov. The performance will last approximately 90 minutes with commentary from WOSU's Christopher Purdy, and feature Thomas Ades' Three Studies on Couperin, Haydn's Symphony No. 88, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, Movements III & IV. There will be free appetizers in the lobby and drink specials at the cash bar. No intermission.

The Columbus Symphony presents Happy Hour with Rossen Milanov at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Wednesday, March 26. Doors open at 5:30pm. The concert begins at 6:30pm. Admission is free. Cash bar. Free appetizers.

The 2013-14 Happy Hour concert series is presented by Watershed Distillery with concert performance support from the Johnstone Fund for New Music.

Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Princeton Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov is the Principal Conductor of Orquesta Sinfoìnica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA) in Spain, and also serves as Music Director of the nationally recognized training orchestra Symphony in C in New Jersey. He studied conducting at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, where he received the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship. He studied oboe and orchestral conducting at the Bulgarian National Academy of Music, and holds a Masters degree in oboe performance from Duquesne University. As the former Chief Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra (2003-08) and Music Director of New Symphony Orchestra, Sofia (1997-2013), he received the Bulgarian Ministry's Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Bulgarian Culture. He was named Bulgaria's Musician of the Year in 2005 and won an ASCAP award in 2011 for his programming with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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by Peter Danish