Central Ohio Symphony to perform here Friday

As part of its Summer Solstice Music the Festival the week of June 22, the Central Ohio Symphony Brass and Percussion Ensemble will perform in Sunbury at Community Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26.

The music will be classic, patriotic and pops selections that will appeal to all ages.

The Symphony Brass, a group of 18 brass and percussion musicians, will play on Community Library’s outdoor lawn. Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos, a noted trombonist, will both lead and perform with the ensemble.

Symphony executive director Warren W. Hyer says the group is excited about to coming to Sunbury.

“We want to be able to reach more people in the communities where they are,” Hyer said. “We have looked for a long time for a chance to perform in Sunbury.”

The concert is free to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In the event of rain, the concert will move inside.

For the past 35 years, the Central Ohio Symphony has served the central Ohio community. Over the years, the ensemble has matured from a small volunteer group to a 65-member professional ensemble. Large crowds regularly attend its holiday concerts and its free, outdoor July 4 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.

The Delaware County Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council fund the Sunbury concert, part of a weeklong festival by the symphony in Delaware and surrounding communities.

For more information about the festival, call the symphony office at 740-362-1799. The symphony website — at centralohiosymphony.org — will be updated with festival information, including maps and directions, this week.