Schedule of Events

Descriptions of each event are in the sections below.
For events where pre-registration is required, the links will take you to the registration page.

Wednesday, June 7

  • Read about Germany, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (directions) FREE
  • Children’s Polka Class with New Vision Dance Company, 5:30 pm, Marx Library Garden (directions) FREE
  • Opening Night Brass Fanfare and Ice Cream Social, 6:30 pm, New Albany United Methodist Church (directions)
  • Opening Night Concert with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 7:30 pm, New Albany United Methodist Church (directions) FREE

Thursday, June 8

Friday, June 9

  • Read about Germany, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (directions) FREE
  • Plein Air Painting in Acrylic for Children Ages 3-12 with Debra Joyce Dawson, AIS, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Natural Trail Play Area Rose Run Park (directions) DONATIONS ACCEPTED
  • New Albany Youth Theatre Presents Fairytales with Fiona: A Shrek Jr. Preview, 7:00 pm, Marx Library Garden (directions) FREE

Saturday, June 10


Opening Night with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Wednesday June 7, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, New Albany United Methodist Church

Ice Cream Social and Brass Fanfare 6:30-7:30 pm

Sound the trumpets and join us for Rose Run Fest “Opening Night” Wednesday June 7, at 7:30 pm at the beautiful New Albany United Methodist Church. The festival orchestra and choir will perform their full European tour program right here in New Albany, Ohio before they embark on their journey. Arrive early for the Opening Night brass fanfare and ice cream social with Whit’s as we kick things off for Summer in Germany!

Tickets – Donation at the Door (directions)

Rhythm in the Park – Children’s Music Experience

Thursday, June 8, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Natural Trail Play Area, Rose Run Park

Ben Shaheen’s percussion concert will be a melding of cultures and styles from around the world through the performance of gyil (gee-LEE), which is music on a Ghanaian xylophone of the same name, traditional Afro-Cuban music, and original arrangements and compositions. Audiences of all ages will learn how to sing and drum the music of these cultures to get a fully immersive experience. The music is fun, upbeat, and will leave audiences wanting to dance and learn more!

Summer in Germany Finale Concert

Hinson Amphitheater

Saturday, June 10, 8:00 -10:00 pm

There will be magic in the air Saturday June 10 at 8 pm at the Hinson Amphitheater! Settle in for a sublime evening starting with the Brahms’ Double performed by our very own Luis Biava and Ariane Sletner with guest conductor Olev Viro on the podium. New Albany Symphony Chorus will join forces with the symphony in the second half with excerpts from St Matthew’s Passion and Beethoven’s 9th for a night to remember as we transport you to a “Summer in Germany” without having to pack a suitcase!

Tickets $25/20 Student/Senior – Tables $400 – Individual Table Seats $55

More information. (directions)


Healthy New Albany’s Nourish culinary classes love connecting people with delicious foods, new cooking techniques, and with other people! Check our German-themed class during Rose Run Fest – offered at the Philip Heit Center.

Taste of Germany

Heit Center

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Let’s celebrate a summer in Germany with delicious food! Participants will get hands-on in the kitchen making favorites from western Europe. Schnitzel, spaetzle, German potato salad, and Black Forest cake are some of the regional delicacies we’ll make and sample. For more information and to register (directions)

Wellness Activities

Senior Connections – Coffee with NASO Executive Director Heather Garner

Heit Center

Thursday, June 8, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Heather Garner, Executive Director of the New Albany Symphony, joins us to talk about the symphony’s European tour. Join us for coffee and conversation at this free program. (directions) FREE

Wellbeing Connection: Sound Bath

Marx Library Garden

Saturday, June 10, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Grab your yoga mat and join us in the beautiful garden behind the library. Immerse yourself in beautiful sounds that are healing to your body, mind and soul. Lie down and allow the vibrations of the Himalayan Singing Bowls to wash over you bringing you to a deep state of relaxation. More information and registration. (directions)


Children’s Polka Class with New Vision Dance Company

Marx Library Garden (behind the New Albany Library)

Wednesday, June 7, 5:30 pm

Please have your child join us at for a lesson of German folk dancing. As a part of the New Albany Symphony’s Rose Run Fest we will be exploring the art of polka dance as a part of the rich, German culture. Fun for ages 7 and up!  This event is free to the public but does require registration. Please wear comfortable clothing and a flat shoe like a sneaker as we will be dancing on brick and/or grass.

Register (directions)

Art in the park


Plein Air Painting in Acrylic for Children Ages 3-12 with Debra Joyce Dawson, AIS

Rose Run Park Natural Trail Play Area – Free, but donations to cover material cost gratefully accepted

Friday, June 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Debra Joyce Dawson is a member of the American Impressionist Society, as well as a founder of Ohio Plein Air Society. She is a seasoned plein air painter who loves working with children to help them discover the joy of painting outdoors. “Children are the best artists. At a young age they just need a little guidance with the materials at hand, and then you let them paint and ask questions.”

The first 10 children to reserve a spot will be working on their own 11×14″ painting to take home. To reserve a spot, email Debra. All other children will work together on a large canvas.

Provided: stretched canvas, paints, rags, plastic plate palette, brushes. Each child will also receive a free sketchbook.
You Bring: clothes that can get dirty, a spray bottle filled with water.
Ages 3-12 Donations accepted, but not required, to cover materials cost.


Read about Germany

New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library

Wednesday, June 7 – Saturday, June 10

Throughout the week of Rose Run Fest – Summer in Germany, a curated selection of books will be available in the New Albany Library. Come grab a book, relax, and learn more about the history, culture, and people of Germany. (directions)


New Albany Youth Theatre Presents Fairytales with Fiona: A Shrek Jr. Preview

Marx Library Garden

Friday, June 9, 7:00 pm

Whit’s Frozen Custard will have a truck on site.

More information. (directions)