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Columbus Symphony Orchestra

 
 
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By Kimberly Pilger, November 10, 2016
1. Columbus Symphony Orchestra Marker
Inscription.  The second orchestra to be formed in America, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1855 by Herman Saroni, a German conductor and student of Mendelssohn, who was drawn to the city because it "had built for herself a reputation of culture." Saroni's orchestra was not only Columbus' first, but Georgia's first, and was established only 13 years after the New York Philharmonic, the oldest orchestra in America. The early orchestra was an ensemble of amateurs with weekly rehearsals. The modern CSO, incorporated in 1949, has evolved into the professional orchestra that exists today.
 
Erected 2015 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 32° 27.867′ N, 84° 59.578′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 990 Broadway, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Kimberly Pilger, November 10, 2016
2. Columbus Symphony Orchestra Marker
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of this marker. Fit for Man and Beast (within shouting distance of this marker); Pemberton’s Drugstores, 1857-69 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nehi and Royal Crown Cola (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ladies Defender (about 500 feet away); Springer Opera House (about 500 feet away); "Kinfolks' Corner" (about 500 feet away); Confederate Hospitals (about 500 feet away); Dr. Thomas H. Brewer (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Home Page. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

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