CSO’s Next Free Happy Hour Concert to Feature Guest Conductor Brett Mitchell April 16
The Columbus Symphony continues its Happy Hour free concert series at the Ohio Theatre on Thursday, April 16. The concert will feature guest conductor Brett Mitchell in an approximately 60-minute performance featuring Higdon’s Peachtree Street, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird [1919 version]. WOSU’s Christopher Purdy will host, adding commentary on each of the works and interviewing the conductor throughout the evening.
The 2014-15 Happy Hour concert series is presented by PNC Arts Alive with additional support from Watershed Distillery and the Johnstone Fund for New Music.
The Columbus Symphony presents Happy Hour with guest conductor Brett Mitchell at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Thursday, February 12. Doors open at 5:30pm. The concert begins at 6:30pm. Admission is free. Cash bar. Free appetizers. No intermission.
PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, $2.5 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.
“We know what art can do, how it changes perspectives, even changes lives. From classical music and fine art to dance and theatre, we’re committed to keeping the arts alive in central Ohio,” said Michael Gonsiorowski, PNC regional president for central Ohio.
About guest conductor Brett Mitchell
One of America’s most exciting and promising young conductors, Brett Mitchell serves as Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Mitchell made his Severance Hall subscription debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in back-to-back concerts (with two different programs) in March 2014, stepping in for Franz Welser-Möst on just two hours’ notice. The 2014-15 season also marks Mitchell’s fifth and final season as Music Director of Michigan’s Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, which shattered 75-year-old attendance records and achieved its first sellouts during his tenure.
The CSO presents HAPPY HOUR with Brett Mitchell
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm
Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.)
This free concert will be led by guest conductor Brett Mitchell in a 60-minute program which includes Higdon’s Peachtree Street, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird [1919 version]. WOSU’s Christopher Purdy will host, adding commentary on each of the works and interviewing the conductor throughout the evening. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Concert begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is free. Cash bar. Free appetizers. Concert will last approximately 60 minutes. No intermission. www.columbussymphony.com
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The CSO also appreciates the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city’s artists and arts organizations since 1973, and the Kenneth L. Coe and Jack Barrow, Arthur G. Wilmer, and Sayre Charitable funds of The Columbus Foundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all its citizens.
About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the longest-running, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 175,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit www.columbussymphony.com.