SEASON 7

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September 15
Beer & Beethoven
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  • When:   Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 7pm
  • Location:   Strongwater Columbus
  • Missed us?   playback here
  • What:   VIVO kicked off its seventh season with its traditional informal concert in the spirit of reunion. With impromptu repertoire prepared by musicians to share with audiences, this event format encourages spontaneity and social interactions with VIVO musicians before, during, and after the performance.
September 16
VIVO BEYOND
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  • When:   Thursday September 16 at 7pm
  • Location:   Columbus Museum of Art, Derby Court
  • Missed us?   playback here
  • What:   VIVO’s long anticipated returned to its live concert format at CMA featuring all festival artists. The program features works by:

    Claude Debussy - Danse sacrée et danse profane
    Benjamin Martin - Illustration (World Premiere) 
    Anton Webern - Fünf Geistliche Lieder, Op. 15
    Matthias Pintscher - Beyond II: Bridge Over Troubled Water (American Premiere)
    Maurice Ravel - String Quartet in F major
September 18
INUKSUIT
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  • When:   Saturday September 18 at 1pm
  • Location:   Schiller Park
  • What:   Presenting in collaboration with the Johnstone Fund for New Music, this free outdoor event featured “Inuksuit” by John Luther Adams - a masterpiece of environmental music featuring 33 percussionists filling and interacting with the natural soundscape of Schiller Park for an all-immersive auditory experience.
September 19
VIVO FINALE
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  • When:   Sunday September 19 at 1pm
  • Location:   Columbus Museum of Art, Derby Court
  • What:   An uplifting program including works that highlighted the virtuosity of the 2021 VIVO artists.

    J. S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto #2, BWV 1047
    Franz Schubert - The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965
    Felix Mendelssohn - String Quintet #2, Op. 87

ALL SEATS ARE sold out

All available VIP and General Admission areas are RSVP'd for. Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be limited standing rooms available within Derby Court.

You can tune-in for our livestream day-of event here.

Please consider donating to continuing expanding our mission of building community through world-class chamber music performances. Thank you for your support!

LUNCH BACHS

7 years
of presenting innovative and incisive programming
75+
concerts + events throughout central Ohio
6500+
Fans who joined us at breweries, theaters, galleries, museums and many other locations
300%
growth in festival budget and awarded grants since 2015

MEET 2021 VIVO

artists

MEET VIVO

about
MUSIC
festival

VIVO Music Festival is an annual chamber music festival based in Columbus, Ohio. We present concerts and events in partnership with local institutions and businesses, including museums, breweries, assisted living centers, veteran affairs hospitals, and other community spaces.

VIVO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and is supported by Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, and many other organizations and businesses throughout central Ohio.

Perform / Host
OUR
mission

VIVO's mission is to build community through world-class chamber music performances.

Our vision is to serve as a catalyst for local artistic engagement by bringing innovative, community-oriented music performances directly to central Ohio’s diverse neighborhoods.

Volunteer / Partner
BUILD
community

At the core of VIVO's work is a belief in democratizing the arts. We work with community partners to present musical initiatives that transcend cultural, economic, and physical barriers.

There is no one-size-fits-all format to a VIVO event, and our diverse formats reflect our diverse audiences. Join us in continuing this work, and making world-class music available to all.

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MEET VIVO

team
Siwoo Kim portrait by Ted Ou-Yang
Siwoo Kim
Artistic Director, violin
Westerville South HS ‘08
Co-founder

MADE IN
OHIO

Ted Ou-Yang portrait
Ted Ou-Yang
Executive Director
Upper Arlington HS ‘07
Co-founder

MADE IN
OHIO

John Stulz portrait by Ted Ou-Yang
John Stulz
Artistic Director, viola
Upper Arlington HS '06
‍Co-founder

MADE IN
OHIO

Alicia Hui portrait by Ted Ou-Yang
Alicia Hui
Community Engagement Director, violin
Columbus Symphony, principal 2nd violin
Shana Scott portrait by Ted Ou-Yang
Shana Scott
Festival Producer
Whitehall-Yearling HS

MADE IN
OHIO

Suzanne Jennison portrait by Ted Ou-Yang
Suzanne Jennison
Festival Manager, English horn
New Albany Symphony Orchestra

MADE IN
OHIO

MEET VIVO

partners
Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber logoReeb Avenue Center logoThe Loft violin shop logoJohnstone Fund for New Music logoWOSU Classical 101 logoColumbus Museum of Art logo
Ohio Arts CouncilGreater Columbus Arts Council
GrooveU
The Columbus Foundation

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