Columbus Symphony looks forward to 2021-22 season at Ohio Theatre, with health protocols

Posted on: May 13, 2021

“For its 2021-22 season, the Columbus Symphony will celebrate two momentous occasions: first, the 70th anniversary of the organization’s founding in 1951; and second, its emergence from the current, pandemic-altered season,” writes Peter Tonguette in Sunday’s (5/9) Columbus Dispatch (OH). “Plans for the coming months … include two high-profile guest artists rescheduled from this season: soprano Renee Fleming … and violinist Stefan Jackiw…. All concerts will take place in the Ohio Theatre. ‘We decided, “Let’s just do a big season around the idea of the 70th anniversary of the symphony,” ’ said Music Director Rossen Milanov, who intends to field the full orchestra of around 75 musicians for most performances.… The first wave of concerts in the fall … will not include vocalists and features a repertoire that could be played with fewer musicians … Multiple shows [in 2022] will include parts for vocalists, including a staged presentation of the opera ‘La Bohème’ [and] Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9…. The symphony [will perform] multiple works by Black composers…. This spring … symphony concerts have limited attendance to about 230 people. Leaders hope that more patrons will be allowed to attend by the time the new season opens.”