PluggedInPlanetaryPopsPR2-10-16 (COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE)



FEBRUARY 10, 2016, Columbus, Georgia—The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) is pleased to present Plugged-In Planetary Pops on March 12, 2016. This concert features “Star Trek through the Years,” “Outer Space Suite,” “Rosin Eating Zombies,” “Theme from ET,” “Jupiter,” “Music from Apollo,” and the “Empire Strikes Back Medley.” The concert starts at 7:00p.m. and will be held at St. Luke Ministry Center. An Italian style spaghetti dinner will start before the concert at 6:30p.m. While you enjoy your dinner YOGC Maestro Jim Palmer will stroll through and play music on his violin and several celebrity waiters will be helping serve drinks before the concert begins. Every ticket purchased goes into a drawing for a chance to win a Bo Bartlett signed print. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children, and can be purchased by visiting www.YOGC.org or by calling 706.256.3614. The Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Jim Palmer, is comprised of two orchestras, String Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, along with the addition of a new Violin Ensemble. For more information on how you can be a part of the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus visit www.YOGC.org or call 706.256.3614.

“I am so excited for all to hear and see what our students are doing. This music is sure to please and be very recognizable. I am practicing as well to be ready to perform as a strolling musician during the dinner part of this event. Come out and enjoy a wonderful meal while you listen to some awesome space themed music performed by our very talented young musicians.”

-YOGC Maestro Jim Palmer

Plugged-In Planetary Pops is sponsored by TSYS and Q107.3.

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.