It seems as if late October and early November is prime time for our orchestras, theaters and dance and opera companies.
I was running out of energy to update my own concert calendar. There's so much going on in Columbus and nothing worth missing.
Look at the variety! I'm here to tell you that quantity and quality are very close partners.
Through Nov. 3
Three ballets in one night: Square Dance, In Creases, After the Rain
Disney on Broadway: Aladdin
Through Nov. 4
Jonathan Weir, who plays the villain Jafar, is a graduate of Westerville South High School. He wouldn’t tell me the year – not recently. He came to visit and was delightful!
Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: Handel's Messiah
Nov. 9 and 10
Rossen Milanov conducts Handel's sacred oratorio. Ronald Jenkins directs the Columbus Symphony Chorus. Hear Handel's complete score, combining the Christmas and Easter portions, in the Ohio Theatre.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra: Mozart & Montero
Nov. 10 and 11
As part of ProMusica's Composer/Performer project, the chamber orchestra features pianist Gabriela Montero on a program comparing two Beethoven symphonies, plus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 and the world premiere of Babel by Montero.
Early Music in Columbus: Apollo's Fire
Mees Hall, Capital University
"Cleveland's baroque orchestra" returns to Columbus to perform O Jerusalem!, a sequel to the orchestra's Sephardic Journey program, conducted by Jeannette Sorrell.
Chamber Music Columbus: St. Lawrence String Quartet
The Canadian string quartet performs a program of works by Haydn, Berger and Tchaikovsky.
LancasterChorale: In Dulci Jubilo
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
"Annual prelude to Christmas"
Still want more? Good! December is going to be a blast, with holidays programs at Capital University and Ohio State University, The Nutcracker – keep checking back! Here are a few upcoming performances on my list.
BalletMet: The Nutcracker, Dec. 7 to 23
Columbus Dance Theatre: Matchgirl, Dec. 14 and 15
Early Music in Columbus: The Rose Ensemble's Twelfth Night: A Tudor Christmas, Jan. 5
Opera Project Columbus: The Merry Widow, Jan. 11 and 13
Broadway: Hamilton, Jan. 29 to Feb. 17