COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, March 20, 2017—The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus is pleased to present Maestro for a Moment on April 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The three Maestro candidate teams are: Team Scarborough (Otis and Sandy), Team Schley-Pharr (Frank Schley IV and Jim Pharr), and Team Young Professionals (Isiah Harper and Carla Gridley). This free concert is the final concert of the Youth Orchestra’s season and the end of three Maestro teams run for Maestro for a Moment. Seating is general admission. Each vote is $1 and all proceeds benefit the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus. Vote online and mail by visiting www.yogc.org, or by phone at 706.256.3614.

“This is our seventh year doing Maestro for a Moment and our first year having teams as candidates. We are so excited to see how these teams compete against each other.” –Jim Palmer, YOGC Music Director and Conductor

Maestro for a Moment concert features:

String Orchestra                                                                  Youth Orchestra

Sinfonia No. 1 by Johann Stamitz                                    Procession of the Sardar by Mikhail Ippolotov- Ivanov

Sally Gardens arr. Jim Plamer                                          Paradiso by Robert W. Smith

Four Royal Dances by Eric Ewazen                                 Unfinished Symphony No.8 by Franz Schubert


The winning team of Maestro for a Moment will conduct the finale Stars and Stripes Forever.


Maestro for a Moment is sponsored by our 2016-17 season sponsor Aflac, corporate sponsor CB&T/Synovus, and our media sponsor PMB Broadcasting.


Since 1993, the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus has been teaching the area’s most talented young musicians. Led by music director James Palmer, this outstanding orchestra program includes the Youth Orchestra made up of intermediate and advanced string, brass, wind and percussion musicians, the String Orchestra composed of young string players, chamber groups, a percussion ensemble and a summer string camp. Rehearsals are held each Monday evening during the school season at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Visit www.YOGC.org for audition requirements and an application for the 2015-16 regular orchestra season.  For additional information e-mail info@yogc.org.


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