Travel vicariously with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as we embark on our first international tour to Dresden, Germany! First stop . . . New Albany, Ohio! We are partnering with a number of local arts and wellness organizations to bring German food, music, art, literature and dance to the whole community. Concerts and activities take place June 7 – 10, 2023 in and around Rose Run Park. On your trip to Germany you can take a cooking class at Healthy New Albany, stop by the library and read about Germany, put on your dancing shoes and join New Vision Dance Company for a polka lesson,  join the New Albany Symphony and Chorus for two amazing performances, and more!

Summer in Germany Finale Concert Ticket Info

Rose Run Fest is presented by the New Albany Symphony. Additional programming provided by Healthy New Albany, the New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Wellbeing Connection, New Vision Dance Company, Ohio Plein Air Society, and New Albany Youth Theatre.

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 – Saturday June 10

  • Read about Germany, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday, New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (directions)
  • Art in the Park, times will vary, Rose Run Park (directions)

Wednesday, June 7

  • Children’s Polka Class with New Vision Dance Company, 5:30 pm, Marx Library Garden, (directions)
  • Pre-Opening Night Concert 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)

Thursday, June 8

Friday, June 9

  • 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)
  • New Albany Youth Theatre Presentation, 7:00 pm, Marx Library Garden (directions)

Saturday, June 10


Opening Night with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Wednesday June 7, 7:30 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)

Summer in Germany Finale Concert

Hinson Amphitheater

Saturday, June 10, 8:00 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

Purchase tickets. 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

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

Painting in the Park

Rose Run Park

Wednesday, June 7 – Saturday, June 10

Painters from Ohio Plein Air Society will be painting throughout Rose Run Park during the week of Rose Run Fest. Come watch as these local artists capture the beauty of Rose Run Park. Times and locations will vary. Please check back for more information. (directions)


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

Rose Run Park Natural Trail Play Area

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.”

Last year, children aged 2 to 11 worked on one 16×20″ canvas. This year, your child will be working on their own 11×14″ painting to take home.

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.
Register. (directions)


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 Presentation

Marx Library Garden

Friday, July 9, 7:00 pm

More information. (directions)