CSU Philharmonic Concert Will be Special

FRED COHEN CONDUCTS THE ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD PREMIER OF HIS PIANO CONCERTO SUNDAY AT THE RIVER CENTER

Fred Cohen, Director, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University (Photo, courtesy of Columbus State University)

Fred Cohen, Director, Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University (Photo, courtesy of Columbus State University)

How often do you get to hear the world premier of a piano concerto?  I don’t think I have ever heard one, but I’m going to get the opportunity Sunday.  The excellent Columbus State University Philharmonic Orchestra is going to play Fred Cohen’s Piano Concerto Sunday afternoon at 4 at the River Center.  Cohen, the Schwob School of Music’s Director,  will conduct the orchestra. This will be no precedent.  A number of composers have conducted world premiers of their compositions. Beethoven was one of them.  CSU faculty member Gila Goldstein will play the piano solo.

The orchestra will also play the Overture from the Marriage of Figaro by Mozart,  and  Brahms’s Symphony No. 4.

I am always thrilled by how brilliantly the CSU Philharmonic’s student musicians perform.   It’s at the River Center, and will start at 4 p.m.  It’ll be one of the best bargains you will ever get.  Admission is free.

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