Columbus Symphony plays in the Mid-Ohio Valley for first time

MARIETTA OH, (WTAP)- The Columbus Symphony played at the People’s Bank Theater for the first time Sunday afternoon.

The orchestra is made up of 42 musicians and their concert features music from Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Copland.

The group is visiting the area as part of an outreach initiative.

“This is part of a special program with the Ohio Arts Council where they’re doing some outreach in southeast Ohio. Just last weekend the orchestra was in Nelsonville at Stuart’s Opera House. We’re excited to have them here at People’s Bank Theater this Sunday afternoon and in subsequent days they are going to be going out to do some outreach in our local schools as well with their music,” says Drew Tanner, Marketing Director at the People’s Bank Theater.

The Columbus Symphony is the longest-running professional symphony in central Ohio, originally being established in 1951.