Georgia’s Columbus Symphony announces 2012-13 season

Posted on: April 5, 2012

In Wednesday’s (4/4) Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Sandra Okamoto writes, “The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is celebrating conductor and music director George Del Gobbo’s 25th season this year. As this season winds down, Del Gobbo and symphony executive director Sara Ketcham announced the 2012-13 season. First is Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev on Oct. 13. … He will be playing Piano Concerto No. 3 in D-Minor, Opus 30 by Rachmaninoff. The orchestra will play Borodin’s ‘In the Steppes of Central Asia’ and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B-Minor, Opus 74, which is also called ‘Pathétique.’ … The orchestra is spotlighted on Jan. 19, playing Shuman’s ‘Prayer in a Time of War’ and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 in C-Major, Opus 74, also known as ‘Leningrad.’ … The final classical concert of the season is May 4 and features pianist John O’Conor playing Piano Concerto No. 23 in A-Major, K. 488 by Mozart. The orchestra will play Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D-Major’ or ‘Titan.’ ”

Posted April 5, 2012