CSO & Watershed Distillery to Launch HAPPY HOUR Concert Series at Ohio Theatre, 11/7
The Columbus Symphony today announced the launch of the Happy Hour three-concert series, offering free, abbreviated concerts for the public led by world-renowned guest conductors. Each concert will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission, and offer free appetizers in the lobby and drink specials at the cash bar.
The first concert will feature Budapest-born conductor and composer Gregory Vajda and showcase works of Michael Torke, Beethoven, and Dvo?ák. WOSU's Christopher Purdy will host each concert, adding commentary on each of the works and interviewing the conductor throughout the evening.
The Columbus Symphony presents Happy Hour with Gregory Vadja at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Thursday, November 7. 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.
All concerts will be held at the Ohio Theatre with doors opening at 5:30pm and concert at 6:30pm. The 2013-14 series schedule is as follows:
Thursday, November 7, featuring guest conductor Gregory Vajda
Wednesday, February 12, featuring guest conductor Daniel Meyer
Wednesday, March 26, featuring guest conductor Rossen Milanov
Hailed as a "young titan" by the Montreal Gazette after conducting the Montreal Symphony in Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle and Schoenberg's Erwartung, Gregory Vajda has fast become one of the most sought-after conductors on the international scene. Reflecting his growing presence and demand in North America, he was appointed the sixth music director of the Huntsville Symphony in 2011. He was also named Principal Conductor of the Hungarian Radio Symphony (MR Symphony) after concluding his seventh and last year as resident conductor of the Oregon Symphony in 2012. www.GregoryVadja.com