The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus has been hard at work with their Summer String Camp – Bluegrass on Broadway featuring guest fiddler Danny Bermel. During camp, students work with the finest musicians and music educators to include Danny Bermel, Jessica Bennett, April Johnson-Cull, Max Frank, Jack Meisburg, Jim Palmer, and Kaleigh Smoot. The daily schedule includes ensemble rehearsals, bluegrass fiddling, technique classes, music theory, and composition. Along the way fun activities such as outside games with YOGC Music Director and Maestro Jim Palmer and creating your very own YOGC tye-dye t-shirt. The week ends on Saturday, June 18th at 1:30 p.m. in Legacy Hall with a concert. This concert is free and open to the public. Special thanks to our Bluegrass on Broadway Summer String Camp sponsor Aflac. In addition, this program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.  Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National  Endowment for the Arts.


Concert program for Bluegrass on Broadway

Date: June 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m., Legacy Hall (at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts)

Violin Ensemble Directed by Jessica Bennett

Swallowtail Jig (Traditional)

Fiddling Chamber Ensemble Directed by Danny Bermel

John Ryan’s Polka (Traditional) 

Bass Duo Directed by Jack Meisburg

Duo pour contrebasse et violoncelle (Jules Massenet) 

Cello Ensemble Directed by Max Frank

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in DM BWV 1068        ( J.S. Bach) Arr. Orfeo Mandozzi

Viola Ensemble Directed by Kaleigh Smoot

Duet No. 1 from 3 Duos (Carl Stamitz)

Violin Ensemble Directed by April Johnson-Cull

Concerto for 4 Violins No. 2 mvt. III –  Allegro (Georg Philipp Telemann)

String Quintet Directed by Jim Palmer

Piece (composer)


Intermediate String Orchestra Directed by Danny Bermel

Pepperoni Pizza Rock Brian Balmages

Over the Sea to Skye (Traditional)

Joust (Richard Meyer)

Gargoyles (Doug Spata)


Advanced String Orchestra Directed by Jim Palmer

Symphonia in D (Antonio Vivaldi)

Convergence (Carold Nunez)

Selections from Les Miserables    (Claude-Michel Shönberg)   arr. Lloyd Conley

Fiddling Ensemble Directed by Danny Bermel

Whiskey Before Breakfast (Traditional)

Appalachian Sunrise (Danny Bermel)