Symphony Heading Back to Space on March 4 in Delaware
The Central Ohio Symphony will once again reach beyond the boundaries of central Ohio and into the far reaches of the universe with a weeklong celebration of space, culminating in its performance on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Gray Chapel on the Ohio Wesleyan campus in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.
The concert, “Astronomical Pictures at an Exhibition Presented by PNC Arts Alive,” will feature a performance of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” as well as a world orchestral premiere of “Prometheus Rapture,” a snare drum concerto featuring drumming virtuoso Jeff Queen. Additional events are planned with a percussion theme.
Three years ago, the Symphony partnered with Adler Planetarium astronomer and artist Jose Francisco Salgado to perform “The Planets” to a choreographed video of space images created by Salgado. This season, the Symphony is again teaming with Salgado to present a new film choreographed to “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
“The concert and the related projects will bring new experiences to the community,” said Warren W. Hyer, Executive Director of the Symphony. “We will be announcing a number of exhibits, educational projects, and musical events in the days to come.”
Tickets for the concert are available at the Symphony Source office, located at 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware, and will be at Buehler’s Fresh Foods later in the month. Prices are $20, adults; $17, seniors; $6, students; and $4, children. Ticket may also be ordered online at www.centralohiosymphony.org or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.
This program is made possible through funding from PNC Arts Alive, a three-year, $1.5 million initiative of The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement in new and innovative ways.