Concert moved to East

The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic’s Feb. 4 concert with rising classical pianist Di Wu has been moved to Clarence Robbins Auditorium at Columbus East High School, 230 S. Marr Road in Columbus.

Columbus North High School’s Judson Erne Auditorium, the original site, still is being restored and repaired after a Dec. 5 fire.

The Philharmonic currently is working to reassign tiered tickets to its audience, said Katelyn Ice, the orchestra’s marketing director.

Basically, ticket holders’ new seats will correspond to the same general area at the North auditorium, she said.

“It will give them a similar view to the stage,” Ice said. “Obviously, translating those (ticket) zones may not be perfect.”

North’s facility seats 1,067. The East auditorium seats 892. But Ice said the show was not yet close to a sellout since the final two weeks before a concert normally constitute the busiest time for ticket sales.

At the Philharmonic’s two Christmas shows at East just days after the fire, patrons were admitted on a general-admission basis because there was insufficient time for ticket reassignment.

Wu is a New York City resident who has performed with orchestras worldwide, and with the Philharmonic several times, including 2012 and 2013. Her schedule last year also included an arena tour with classical and crossover singer Sarah Brightman.

Among other works, Wu is scheduled to perform George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Maurice Ravel’s “Concerto in G Major.”

Reassigning seats

The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic will reassign similar seat locations at Columbus East High School to those who already had purchased tickets for the Feb. 4 concert originally slated for Columbus North High School.

The layout of the two venues is somewhat similar, although North’s facility has 175 additional seats.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.