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Columbus Symphony Prepares for Future

12:00AM
March
25, 2010

Columbus Symphony officials revealed a new partnership at a City Council hearing that it hopes will bring a better way to attract concert goers and symphony fans and keep the orchestra vibrant.

Dayton Philharmonic: Columbus Symphony fans not a “big pork chop”

12:00AM
July
21, 2008

The uncertain future of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra seemingly creates an opportunity for other orchestras looking to tap the Central Ohio market. A contract dispute between the CSO board and musicians canceled the summer Pops series and threatens the fall schedule. WOSU set out to see if other symphonies are honing in a possible marketing opportunity.

CSO Might Lose Arts Council Funding

12:00AM
May
16, 2008

If the Columbus Symphony Orchestra hopes to resurrect itself for a fall season, it might have to do so without funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Despite Season Saving Gift, CSO & Musicians Far Apart

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

A six-figure anonymous donation was made to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra so the show can go on until May. While that’s good news for many, including the CSO’s board and musicians, the stalemate between the two shows no improvement.

LISTEN: Extended interview with CSO President Buzz Trafford

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

Click the Listen Icon to hear Marilyn’ Smith’s interview with Columbus Symphony Orchestra President Robert “Buzz” Trafford.

Musicians Reject CSO’s “Final Offer”

12:00AM
April
25, 2008

Musicians with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra say they have rejected what they call the symphony board’s final offer for a new contract.

Death Knell for Columbus Symphony Orchestra?

12:00AM
January
31, 2008

Reaction to budget cuts at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra has been mixed. Some have expressed shock, others think it’s time the orchestra faced economic reality. At the moment it seems reconciliation between the symphony board and orchestra musicians is as wide as a chasm.