First was its cofounder, G. Chester Kitzinger.
A 1917 graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
, Mr. Kitzinger
established himself as a violin teacher in Columbus, his
hometown, then a town of 9,000.
put together a Sunday School orchestra at the Tabernacle Christian Church
Then in 1922 he formed the Columbus Symphony.
Most of the violinists were his
Mr. Kitzinger was named Conductor Emeritus and Dale Spurlock became Music Director.
From its beginning in 1922 Chester Kitzinger, the founder, led the orchestra.