Symphony orchestra plans ‘Auspicious Beginnings’

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will open its concert season at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at The Commons auditorium in Columbus.

Josh Aerie, the orchestra’s newly named music director, has chosen “Auspicious Beginnings” as the concert theme.

The program will include Carl Nielsen’s “Helios Overture,” “Representation of Chaos” from Haydn’s “The Creation” and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Aerie replaces Roger Kalia, who left to become assistant conductor of the Charlotte symphony.

The Columbus Symphony was founded in 1922 by Chester Kitzinger. Some musicians have played in the orchestra for more than 50 years. Many are professionals, including doctors, nurses, teachers and computer specialists, while others are teenagers, including home-schooled youth.

Tickets are available at the door or online at csoindiana.org/tickets. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children 12 and over. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.