FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 9, 2017, Columbus, Georgia—The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) is pleased to present a side by side concert, Magnificent Marches, featuring members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra performing with Youth Orchestra students on January 21, 2017. This concert will be held in Bill Heard Theatre located inside RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and general admission. Music to be performed includes Berlioz’s Hungarian March from “The Damnation of Faust;” Meyerbeer’s Coronation March from “The Prophet;” Bizet’s The March of the Toreadors from “Carmen;” Strauss’ Radetsky March and Tchaikovsky’s March Slav. For more information about the concert visit www.yogc.org or call 706.256.3614.
I am thrilled to watch our young students grow as they work side by side with professional musicians from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. To work with professional musicians at their ages is a wonderful experience that many will not soon forget. -Jim Palmer, Youth Orchestra Music Director and Conductor
Combining younger student musicians with more seasoned professionals in a performance situation is an invaluable experience for both groups. Young players benefit from the guidance and experience of their new partners while preparing and performing a concert in a professional manner and at a professional pace. The older musicians are reminded of their younger days, of those people who helped and mentored them, and are given a chance to share their knowledge in a way that helps individual aspiring young musicians and serves to guarantee the long-term viability of their art. -George Del Gobbo, Music Director and Conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Magnificent Marches is sponsored by 2016-17 season sponsor Aflac; concert sponsor’s Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance, City of Columbus, Mildred Miller Fort Foundation; 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; ensembles including a percussion ensemble, two string quartets, a woodwind quintet, a brass quintet, a violin 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 2016-17 regular orchestra season. For additional information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.