Columbus Symphony Invites All to Free Outdoor Performance of Beethoven's Ninth, 7/23
As a gift to the central Ohio community for its generous support, the Columbus Symphony and Music Director Rossen Milanov will hold a free, outdoor performance on Sunday, July 23, at the Columbus Commons. Supported in part by The Columbus Performing Arts Prize of The Columbus Foundation, Milanov will lead the full orchestra, 120-member Columbus Symphony Chorus, and a brilliant quartet of guest soloists in a performance of Beethoven's uplifting 9th Symphony which culminates in Ode to Joy, a heartening message of universal love and hope.
The Columbus Symphony presents Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.) on Sunday, July 23. Gates open at 5:30pm. The concert begins at 7:30pm, and lasts for approximately one hour. No intermission. Admission is FREE. All seating is general admission on the lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.
Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Columbus Symphony Chorus - Ronald Jenkins, chorus director
Helen Hassinger, soprano
Megan Quick, mezzo soprano
Jonas Hacker, tenor
David Crawford, bass baritone
Experience the most important and inspiring classical music in this new and groundbreaking way-on the open stage this summer!
Parking is available at the Columbus Commons Main Parking Garage, located at 55 East Rich Street, just steps away from the park. Spaces are also available at the Columbus Commons Underground Garage at 191 South Third Street. Parking is $5.
Food & Beverage Policy
Patrons may bring their own food and beverages or purchase from on-site vendors. Patrons are permitted to bring their own beer and/or wine on-site. Coolers are permitted, but must be less than 2.5 feet in height.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating but no tables. Pets, skateboards, solicitation or unauthorized sales, handbills, weapons, plastic tarps, tents, and use of stakes are not permitted. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Flash cameras, cell phones, laser pointers, and/or video or audio recorders of any kind are not permitted during the performance.