The Central Ohio Symphony, based in Delaware, Ohio, has launched a campaign through Kickstarter—the online arts funding platform—to raise money to commission a new work for orchestra and drum circle by composer Ben Goldberg. The orchestra has set a deadline of May 18 for its fundraising goal of $7,700. The one-movement work, Reconnecting, will be performed in 2014-15 by the orchestra and members of a therapeutic drumming program for juvenile offenders from the Delaware County Juvenile Court. The Reconnecting commission is an expansion of the orchestra’s recently launched therapeutic drumming program, underwritten by a community engagement grant from the Getty Foundation and the League of American Orchestras. More information about the Central Ohio Symphony’s Kickstarter campaign is available here.

Posted April 16, 2013