The Central Ohio Symphony will present a free concert on Saturday as part of its third Summer Festival. The concert will be held on the lawn outside of Austin Manor at the corner of Central Ave and Elizabeth Street in Delaware.
In partnership with Delaware’s Northwest Neighborhood Association, the festival will open at 4 p.m. featuring the Cole Duo of Howard and McKenzie Cole on guitar and flute, followed by the Central Ohio Symphony brass and percussion performance at 6 p.m. The brass and percussion ensemble concert will be conducted by Symphony Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos, who will also be performing as guest artist on trombone.
Executive Director Warren W. Hyer is excited for this year’s brass and percussion concert.
“This will be a great opportunity for the audience to get to know our musicians better in an informal but beautiful setting, as well as a rare chance to hear conductor Jaime Morales-Matos perform on trombone.” he said. “Our thanks to the NNA for helping us bring this summer performance, along with local food and art to the community. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic and enjoy the evening.”
The NNA has arranged for two food trucks, Chris’ Snack Shack — freshly cooked burgers and more — and Kona Ice, to be on the property from 5 p.m. until the concert ends.
Austin Manor residents will have an artist’s table and the Delaware Arts Castle will have art activities across the street.
The concert is free, however, donations will be welcome. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds shared between the symphony and the NNA.
This event and other events to follow are free to the public, Hyer said, “thanks to the Delaware County Foundation, a grant from the Delaware County Commissioners, and other community support. Thanks also goes to Ray Wollschleger, the organizer for the NNA and the great support of NNA President Roxanne Amidon.”
As with last year, the symphony’s goal is to reach people in the communities where they live.
For more information about the Summer Solstice Festival in June and July, call the symphony office at 740-362-1799. The symphony website, www.centralohiosymphony.org, will be updated with festival information, including maps and directions.