Columbus Indiana Philharmonic adjusts programs and venues, following health protocols

Posted on: August 17, 2020

“The show will go on—at least for now—for the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s Cabaret at The Commons series and its 34th orchestral season ‘Out of This World,’ ” writes Brian Blair in Thursday’s (8/13) Republic (Columbus, IN). “But there will be some adjustments and restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.… Jazz pianist and singer Tony DeSare will serve as a last-minute addition as a Cabaret at The Commons artist … Aug. 20 at a socially-distanced, 250-seat Commons … in downtown Columbus…. The performance will mark DeSare’s fourth appearance in Columbus since 2015… ‘He’s hugely popular,’ said David Bowden, the orchestra’s artistic director…. The orchestra’s season-opening concert on Sept. 19, originally slated to feature Broadway star Caissie Levy … has been recast to feature the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra [and] has also been moved outdoors to the spacious Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza…. ‘Rather than cancel everything, we wanted to do something to bring back live music for our listeners,’ Bowden said.… Bowden said other tweaks and changes are expected for future concerts. Broadway performer Telly Leung’s rescheduled Sept. 10 Cabaret at The Commons date is expected to go on as planned.”