October 8, 2019, Columbus, Georgia—The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) is pleased to announce that Time for Three will be the special guest artist featured in a workshop and concert scheduled for January 6-7, 2020. The two-day workshop hosted at Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts will feature a workshop by the professional musicians and culminate in a collaborative concert open to the public at 7:00 pm on Jan. 7. Tickets are $10 and will be available at YOGC.org this fall.
Earning praise from NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Time for Three is renowned for their charismatic and energetic performances in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Royal Albert Hall. They have collaborated with artists as diverse as Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Bell, and have premiered original works by composers Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jennifer Higdon and William Bolcom. An upcoming commission by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts will be premiered with the San Francisco Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra in summer 2020. The band has new music releases planned in 2019 through Warner Music.
“We have been wanting to bring this group to Columbus for about three years now, but this is the season where it made sense. They are phenomenal players that also have a proven track record of entrepreneurship within the creative field. To make it as a chamber ensemble on the world stage today is incredibly difficult, and they are going to be able to share so much knowledge with our young musicians about music, creativity, and how to make it as a creative professional in a highly competitive world. There is no better group to bring in as we as a community continue to work towards the goals of Columbus 2025 to inspire our musicians to be the leaders of tomorrow, no matter what path they take in their lives.” – Stephanie Payne, YOGC Executive Director
Since 1993, the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus has been teaching the area’s most talented young musicians. Led by music director Jim Palmer, YOGC maintains the only symphonic orchestral opportunity in the region for string, brass, wind, and percussion musicians; a string orchestra for intermediate string players; five chamber groups; an orchestra festival provided at no cost to MCSD school orchestra programs; and a week-long summer string camp focused on alternative genres of music and playing styles. Rehearsals are held each Monday evening during the school season at the CSU Schwob School of Music. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org.