Popcorn Pops

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Friday is the last chance to catch Columbus Symphony Orchestra resident staff conductor Albert-George Schram before he bids farewell to central Ohio.

Schram, who's stepping down after 37 years with the CSO, is well-known among devotees of the Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops summer series held at Columbus Commons.

The second (and last) Popcorn Pops concert of the season, Jumpin' & Jivin', gets underway at 5:30 p.m. July 22. Pint-size patrons can partake in free popcorn, face painting and art projects, play with musical instruments and burn off some energy in the Columbus Commons Family Fun Zone. The hour-long concert begins at 7 p.m.

The series is geared for children ages 3-12.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($10; free for ages 2 and younger), go to picnicwiththepops.com.

Read more about Schram and his reflections on the CSO in the August issue of Columbus Parent.