|Central Ohio Symphony
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Web site: http://www.centralohiosymphony.org/
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For the past thirty years, the Central Ohio Symphony has served the central Ohio community and helps make Delaware one of Ohio’s “Best Hometowns” with its contributions to education, cultural enrichment, and economic development.
Over the years, the ensemble has matured from a volunteer group to a 65 member professional ensemble. Large crowds regularly attend its holiday concerts and its free, outdoor July 4th concert draws thousands from all over central Ohio.
The Central Ohio Symphony has the distinction of being the only orchestra in Ohio with a budget of less than $1.5 million whose performances on tour are supported by the Ohio Arts Council. It was selected to participate in the “Ford Made in America” project as one of fifty orchestras nationwide to premier a composition by renowned composer Joseph Schwantner in 2010 and one of only four to be granted a residency with the composer.
Many businesses, foundations including the Delaware Community Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals have given generously through the years to make the Central Ohio Symphony a success.