October 22, 2019, Columbus, Georgia—The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) opens its 26th season with Harmony Out of Dischord on October 29, 2019 at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Featuring the Chattahoochee Valley’s only youth symphonic orchestra, the concert begins at 7:30p and is free and open to the public.

The repertoire for this concert will take the audience through a gamut of emotions, with music describing the stress of the Reformation era to the light-hearted music of Gilbert and Sullivan.

“We, the board of directors and staff, are so proud of these students for the work they’ve been putting in since the end of August to prepare for this concert. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your children to see an orchestra concert and connect with other kids just like them playing music on the beautiful Bill Heard Theatre.” – 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 info@yogc.org.