This week features one of the most challenging concerts for Columbus Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director George Del Gobbo.
He not only has to work with his usual musicians, but he also has to make sure the hundreds of singers involved in Brahms’ “Requiem” are all harmonizing together for Saturday’s concert.
Time for Art!: If you’re looking for a painting to put over your fireplace, you might want to check out Time for Art! It’s sponsored by the Young Professionals of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. In this silent auction, instead of writing a check to buy the painting, you commit to volunteer hours. After you finish the hours your committed, you get your art. It starts at 6 tonight in the Columbus State University department of art’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts at the corner of Dillingham Street and Front Avenue. Tickets are $20. Call 706-327-1566.
What’s going on with Pooh?: In “The House at Pooh Corner,” based on the children’s classic by A.A. Milne, Christopher Robin decides to run away when he learns he is about to go to Education. And he’s not going alone. He’s taking his friends, Pooh Bear, Eyeore, Piglet, Kanga, Rabbit and Tigger with him. This family show can be seen at 7:30 tonight-Saturday in the Family Theatre, 2100 Hamilton Road. Tickets are $12; $10 for military and seniors; $8 for students. Space is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. Call 706-366-7196.
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“Our Town”: An American classic by Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the transcience of human existence. It’s a play that’s been done by practically every high school drama club. Written in 1938, it’s a simple play about the daily lives of people who live in a small town in New Hampshire. As in real life, it’s about love and marriage and birth and death. It can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Columbus State University’s Riverside Theater Complex, 6 W. 10th St. It can also be seen at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16. Tickets are $17; $15 for children 12 and younger, seniors 60 and older and active-duty military. Call 706-507-8444.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms’ “Nänie” and “A German Requiem”: You’ll hear soprano Colleen Daly, baritone Mischa Bouvier, the Columbus State University Choral Union, the Columbus State University Chamber Singers and the Auburn University Chamber Choir at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Tickets are $28-$36; $26-$31 for seniors 60 and older; $22-$25 for students, enlisted military and music educators; $5 for children 11 and younger; $10 Student Rush tickets starting at 6:30 p.m. Call 706-256-3612.
The Columbus State University Percussion Ensemble: Performs at 4 p.m. Sunday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The concert is the student ensemble’s fall concert and includes works by Australian composers Nigel Westlake, Ekhard Kopetski, Henri Cowell and the world premiere of a double guitar concert by Sergio Assad, featuring faculty members Andrew Zohn and Robert Sharpe. It’s free. Call 706-649-7225.
The Columbus State University Contemporary Ensemble: In concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Studio Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The concert features Toru Takemitsu’s “Sacrifice,” Andrew Waggoner’s “Exorcist” and Shulamit Ran’s “Double Vision.” It’s free. Call 706-649-7225.