Coping with the pandemic at the Columbus Symphony and other orchestras

Posted on: November 23, 2020

“How Live Musical Performances Are Surviving Through COVID” was the topic of the Thursday (11/19) broadcast of All Sides with Ann Fisher, a radio program on WOSU-FM (Columbus, Ohio). Discussion examined how orchestras have pivoted during the pandemic, the growing embrace of digital media by orchestras and musicians, the sustainability of finances when income from in-person concerts has declined significantly, and how the Columbus Symphony Orchestra is faring during the pandemic. Guests included Zachary Woolfe, classical music editor at the New York Times; Columbus Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Denise Rehg; Columbus Symphony Principal Bassoon Betsy Sturdevant; WOSU-FM host Jennifer Hambrick; and a representative from Early Music Columbus.