WACSO

About the Women’s Association of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (WACSO)

About the WACSO

Founded in 1951, the Women’s Association of the Columbus Symphony (WACSO) is committed to fundraising, youth education, hospitality services and volunteer support.  

To enrich the musical education of children and youth, WACSO plans hands-on activities preceding family concerts and arranges for students to attend concert performances.  Each spring, the group provides a $500 cash award to the senior division winner of the Young Musicians’ Competition. Hospitality services include hosting dinners for visiting artists and orchestra members, providing refreshments for Side-by-Side rehearsals, and organizing annual appreciation luncheons and receptions for the musicians and the Chorus.

Four quarterly general membership meetings are held on Saturdays during lunch with a fee charged for food service. Meetings rotate at various venues in the Columbus area and the programs include a Symphony-related speaker or musical performance.

New members are welcomed year round. Dues are only $30 per year.  Contact Assistant Treasurer Helen Hall at (614) 218-9326 or click here for a membership form.

 

Noteworthy News

Spring 2017
Winter 2016
Fall 2016
 

Upcoming Events

Save the date for passport to new orleans

Sunday, May 21st , 2017, 5-8 p.m.
Taylor Mansion on East Broad Street

 


Past Events

HARMONIOUS HAPPENING
Presented by Caprice Encore
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Clintonville Woman's club
Seasonal Splendor II
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3-6 p.m
AEP New Transmission Headquarters in New Albany
Passport to Austria
WACSO’s Annual Fundraising Event
Sunday, June 12
Bexley Residence
AFTERNOON Viennese Kaffeehaus Fundraiser
Sunday, April 10
SPAGIO
Spring Pansy Sale
Now – March 4
Spring Caprice Luncheon
Presented by the Caprice Encore Unit of WACSO
Saturday, March 5, 11 AM – 2 PM, $35 per person
Clintonville Women’s Club
Seasonal Splendor
Sunday, December 13, 3-6 PM
The Home of Allen Baker and Al Waddell in Columbus Olde Town East
Hosted by the Women’s Association of CSO

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141st Run for the Roses Derby Day at Rocky Fork
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Rocky Fork Hunt & Country Club

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Fall caprice
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Clintonville Women's Club
Presented by Caprice Encore

 

Razzmatazz and all that Jazz!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
at the Garden Manor of Al Waddell & Allen Baker
Sponsored by the Columbus Symphony Women's Association

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Sunday Afternoon Assemblies at Mozart's Cafe
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Sponsored by the Columbus Symphony Women's Association

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Sunday Afternoon Assemblies at Mozart's Cafe
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sponsored by the Columbus Symphony Women's Association

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Valentine's Day Pre-Concert Dinner Party
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Sheraton at Capitol Square, Plaza Lounge
Sponsored by the Columbus Symphony Women's Association

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Sunday Afternoon Assemblies at Mozart's Cafe
Sunday, January 26, 2014 (Weekend of Mozart's Birthday!)
Sponsored by the Columbus Symphony Women's Association

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Steppin' Out in Style for the Holidays:
Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show
Saturday, November 16, 11:30 am
Clintonville Women's Club
3951 N. High St. (adjacent to the Columbus Park of Roses)

Registration: $35 (includes $17 tax deductible donation) - Proceeds benefit the CSO
Deadline to register: Saturday, November 9

Please make check payable to "Caprice/Encore" and send to:
Darlene Jones
Caprice/Encore Unit
2635 Henthorne Rd. E
Columbus, OH 43221-3213

WACSO Passport to Scotland
A Scottish Symphony of cuisine, music, and a highland fling of frolic.

The Women’s Association of the Columbus Symphony presents its 8th annual Passport event, Passport to Scotland, to raise support for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. 

Festivities will include the ceremonial bagpipe skirl on a parade presentation of the haggis, Highland Dancers, plus, of course, a fine Scotch tasting, a silent Auction, a raffle and a buffet feast which includes, Salmon, Angus beef, Lamb skewers and more than a wee bite of other tasty bites.  

At a magnificent home in Bexley (that looks just a teenie bit like Balmoral Castle) on Saturday afternoon, June 1st from 6-9:30 p.m. Call 614/718-0788 for ticket information. Proceeds support the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Raffle prizes includes 2 get-a-ways: An Overnight in a charming Scottish Inn but located in the Hocking Hills of Ohio, Overnight at the Historic Granville Inn in Granville Ohio and a Rowallan of Scotland handcrafted leather handbag.

Silent Auction Prizes include: Lunch with John & Annie Glenn @ OSU, dinner for 6 with Jean Marie Zeitouni at a private home, 2 pr. OSU Football tickets.

Sunday, May 21st , 2017, 5-8 p.m.

Taylor Mansion on East Broad Street