May 4: Pianist John O’Conor to perform with Columbus Symphony Orchestra

April 17, 2013 

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will be joined by pianist John O’Conor for the "Mozart and Mahler" concert on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The Irish pianist has a worldwide reputation as a masterful interpreter of Classical and early-Romantic repertories.

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 in Bill Heard Theatre with the orchestra performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 followed by Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan.”

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 visit

Pianist O'Conor is celebrated for his performances of the music of Mozart. The A Major concerto is among Mozart's most beautiful compositions of any kind and Gustav Mahler's first attempt at a symphony resulted in a work that is a celebration of life.

S’MORES (the Final Dress Rehearsal) for this concert is on Saturday, May 4, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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. 706-256-3640.

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra 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. For more information about the CSO visit our website at or call 706-323-5059.

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