Season 7


Overcoming physical, economic, cultural and social barriers to arts participation lies at the heart of our mission to democratize classical music.


The seventh annual VIVO Music Festival returned to Columbus with a series of experiential and revolutionary chamber music events from September 15 to September 19.

For the 2021 season, the collaborative classical music experiences take performances out of the traditional concert hall setting to unexpected yet welcoming & artistically conducive local environments.

We welcomed listeners of all backgrounds in our family-friendly events - enjoy compositions from masters such as J.S. Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Claude Debussy, and Benjamin Martin.



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
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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
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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
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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.

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