Greater Columbus Community Orchestra is dedicated to making great music in Central Ohio.
We offer a portal to community musicians to come together, work on orchestra music from the past to the present day, and perform concerts that are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! We've had times we've had to get extra chairs to accommodate the audiences at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, and we're happy to do so!
We are a non-profit organization and we do gratefully accept donations.
Here's the schedule of our upcoming performances (with a few notes about rehearsals, too):*
First rehearsal Monday, September 11th, 7:30 PM at
Hilliard Presbyterian Church
Performance: Sunday, October 29th
7:00 PM at
Hilliard Presbyterian Church
Saxophone quartet, mezzo soprano and orchestra isn't a combination found together every day of the week, but in the hands of Estonian composer Tonu Korvits we take an amazing musical journey in his 2011 piece "New Moon." Romantic, mysterious, modern, beautiful music explores the saxophone family well beyond the jazz hall. Rounding out the program is Mendelssohn's scintillating Symphony # 3, the "Scottish." In his own lifetime, (and beyond!) Mendelssohn was renowned in the British Isles. This work pays homage to a place he called his "second home."
First rehearsal Monday, November 6th, 7:30 PM at Hilliard Presbyterian Church
Performance: Sunday, January 21st, 2018, 7 PM, at Hilliard Presbyterian Church
A hale and hearty WELCOME BACK to two of the finest musicians in Central Ohio- or anywhere else on the planet- violinist Arianne Sletner and cellist Luis Biava. Both have appeared as soloists with the orchestra before, but for only the second time in their illustrious careers, they will take the stage together in Brahms Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra. This was one of the last and best pieces penned by the master from Budapest, and we are in for an evening of magical music making!
First rehearsal Monday, January 29th, 2018, 7:30 PM at Hilliard Presbyterian Church
Performance: Sunday, March 25th, 2018, 7 PM, at Hilliard Presbyterian Church
An incomparable pianist and an incomparable concerto. Caroline Hong, pianist with the Columbus Symphony, joins the orchestra in one of the most loved, dazzling and demanding concertos in the repertoire, Tchaikovski's Piano Concert # 1 in b flat minor. An audience favorite since its premiere in 1875 (the audience in Boston demanded a repeat of the third movement!)- prepare to be thrilled. Our all Tchaikovski evening also includes "Mozartiana," the master's delightful orchestra suite written in celebration the 100th anniversary of Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni."
*Please note: Like everything in life, our schedule can be subject to change. Also, we occasionally experience a combination of snow, freezing rain, freezing fog, plagues of locusts, giant asteroid impacts, and zombie apocalyptic activity. In such a rare event, we may cancel a rehearsal. Be sure and check this site for notification.