The Central Ohio Symphony will be busy next week.
The symphony will perform each day next week at several locations across the county.
“We want to be able to reach more people in the communities where they are,” said executive director Warren Hyer. “This will allow us to show the large spectrum of talent and ensembles within the orchestra.”
On Monday, the Full Sound Chamber Group string quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Centrum at Methodist Theological School, 3081 U.S. 23.
On Tuesday, the Youth Musician Friends of the Symphony, a group of high school performers supporting the symphony, will play at 7:30 p.m. at Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St.
In the only daytime performance, the Symphony Drumming Circle will put on an interactive drumming circle for all ages on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Ostrander branch library, 75 N. Fourth St., Ostrander. The audience will be the performers — children especially are encouraged to attend — and no experience is needed.
That same evening, at 7:30 p.m., the Symphony Chamber Strings, an ensemble of about 25 musicians, will be led by music director Jaime Morales-Matos in a performance at Asbury Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave.
On Thursday, the Symphony Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Summit Room at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Willow Brook Way South, as part of Willow Brook’s “Music at the Summit” series. Among the works performed will be Hyer’s own work, “Slight Sounds of Nature,” which debuted at the May concert earlier this year.
Also on Thursday, the music duo of Pam Berry and Bob Claymier will perform at 1808 American Bistro at 29 E. Winter St. from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday will mark the conclusion of the Solstice Festival when the Symphony Brass, a group of about 18 brass and percussion musicians, will play at 7:30 p.m. on the outdoor lawn at the Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury. Morales-Matos, a noted trombonist, will both lead and perform with the ensemble. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside.
For more information about the festival, call the symphony office at 740-362-1799. The symphony website, www.centralohiosymphony.org, will be updated with festival information, including maps and directions, throughout the week.