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Columbus Symphony Offers Double-Barrel Entertainment This Weekend

Season Opens Tonight with Carmina Burana, Continues Saturday With Pops Series

The Columbus Symphony gives you two opportunities for live performances beginning this evening at the Ohio Theatre with Carmina Burana.  (Columbus Dispatch)  They team with the Columbus Symphony Chorus, Columbus Children's Choir, and soloists for Carl Orff's monumental work. Saturday, they change gears with the Pops Series opener called Opera to Broadway. You can find out more at their website...columbussymphony.com. Watch an historical CSO promotional video from 1972 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCDs_2u-JnI

CJO Saxophonist/Capital University Professor Michael Cox Performs With Lancaster Chorale

St. Mary of the Assumption in Lancaster is the venue for a performance this Sunday afternoon featuring saxophonist Michael Cox, organist Robert Wisniewski, and the Lancaster Chorale in a performance of James Whitbourn's Son of God Mass.  Also on the program is music by Cesar Franck, John Rutter and more. Find out more here Hear an excerpt from Son of God Mass here

New Albany Symphony Season Opens This Weekend

Elsewhere in Classical Music E-Notes, Jennifer Hambrick takes a look at the New Albany Symphony's concert and their guest violinist Karen Gomyo.