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Columbus Symphony Orchestra to perform at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain

Partnership new for 9th annual Symphony on the Sand

Contributed report

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PINE MOUNTAIN — The ninth annual Symphony on the Sand is set for 8 p.m. April 23 at Callaway Gardens with a new musical guest to perform this year.

“We are very excited to announce a new partnership with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra,” said Andy Brown, director of recreation for Callaway Gardens. “This new relationship is a great connection between two significant cultural organizations within the west central Georgia region. We are very anxious to host maestro George Del Gobbo and this group of very talented musicians.”

A limited number of stage-front tables on the beach with eight chairs and table cloths are available for $300 to $400 based on proximity to the stage. A variety of food baskets created by Callaway Gardens’ culinary team, lead by executive chef Michael Gonzalez, are available for purchase. To order, visit www.callawaygardens.com/cso. Limited food concessions will be available on site.

General seating on the lawn at Robin Lake Beach is available online in advance for $25 or at the gate for $30. Admission is half-price of same-day ticket pricing for Callaway Gardens annual pass holders, and active/retired military and their dependents upon presentation of a valid military identification card at the gate.

Those with lawn seating should bring a chair or blanket.

The Robin Lake Beach gate will open at 5 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation. Anyone seeking information on becoming a sponsor may call 706-663-5170. Dress is casual.

“This is always an amazing night at Callaway Gardens,” said Brown.

About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the second orchestra formed in the United States. The symphony disbanded during the Civil War and both World Wars, but always reorganized during times of peace.

In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 64 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

From a press release submitted by Callaway Gardens.