The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents "This Precious Stone, This England" on Saturday, March 30. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. attend Know the Score, a pre-concert discussion by Conductor, George Del Gobbo, about the music being performed during the concert. At 7:30 p.m. the concert will commence with the orchestra performing Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 62 followed by performing Symphony No. 2 A London Symphony in Bill Heard Theatre. The orchestra will be accompanied by Jennifer Frautschi, a young and well-known chamber artist, on violin. Read more about her here. Tickets are $5 to $36 and may be purchased at the RiverCenter Box Office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or one hour prior to the performance. For more information call the CSO office at 706-323-5059 or online at www.csoga.org.
This concert features two works by English composers, both written in the early part of the 20th century. American violinist Jennifer Frautschi brings her superlative technique and refined musical taste to the Elgar concerto. Vaughan Williams symphony is an evocation of London in the early 1900s including references to Big Ben and a chilly town square on a November afternoon.
"This Precious Stone, This England" is presented by Aflac, W.C. Bradley Company, Sunny 100, and Marriott Columbus with additional support in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the General Assembly. The Council is a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.
SMORES (Final Dress Rehearsal) for this concert is on Saturday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m. It's for seniors over 60 who cannot travel at night; parents who want to expose their young children (under 12) to music; and fine arts students from local colleges and universities (with student i.d.). The cost is $5 for seniors and students and $3 for children. No reservations or tickets are required. Please pay at the door. For more information, call 706-256-3640.