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Columbus All-City Orchestra to Perform Free Concert, 3/2

Columbus All-City Orchestra to Perform Free Concert, 3/2

Conducted by CSO Associate Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson, the Columbus All-City Orchestra will present a free, public concert on Sunday, March 2, at Mees Auditorium, Capital University, at 7pm. Now in its seventh year, the orchestra's 49 members are selected from musicians in grades 9-12 attending Columbus City Schools. The program is tuition free for students and is funded by Safelite AutoGlass, The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, The Paul Duke Foundation, and the Morris and Emma Woodhull Fund of The Columbus Foundation.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Recognize the achievement of talented and dedicated young musicians in CCS high schools;
  • Give music students the opportunity to meet others with similar interests from other schools;
  • Provide a musically enriching experience by learning from professional conductors and musicians.
  • Motivate CCS students to pursue ongoing participation in their own school ensembles and the performing arts field
  • Increase responsibility and commitment by adhering to the rules of strict attendance and proper behavior at rehearsals and at the concert.
  • Encourage CCS students to audition for CSYO programs;
  • Give the students the experience of attending a professional orchestral concert by encouraging students to use their CSYO complimentary tickets to attend a Columbus Symphony concert.

The Columbus Symphony presents the Columbus All-City Orchestra at Mees Auditorium, Capital University, on Sunday, March 2, at 7pm. Admission is free.

The concert program is scheduled to include:

Schubert, Military March No. 1

Bizet, Aragonaise from Carmen

Chance, Variations on a Korean Folk Song

Rachmaninov, Vocalise

Wagner, arr., Cirque du Soleil Celebration

Bach, Fantasy on "Sleepers, Wake"

Smetana, Furiant from The Bartered Bride

Centennial musicians include:

Matthew Ballard, bass; Devante Brown, tuba; Louis Chambers, trumpet; Christyan Gonzales, cello; Lexie Herron, flute; Jimmy Matney, trumpet; L'orelle Meeks, cello; Alex Novak, tuba; Cecilia Riegel, violin; Sarah Schaller, violin; Kelli Schulz, trombone; Nathan Smith, bass; Jasmine Smith, bassoon; Katie Thrasher, percussion

Columbus Alternative HS musicians include:

Cassie Chenoweth, violin; Dejanee' Kendricks, flute; Mona Lynch, viola; Mounir Lynch, cello; Victoria Moore, flute; Sasha Sherre Morales, clarinet; Daryn Morales, cello; Kaitlyn Oliver, violin; Morgan Shaw, flute; Hannah Slink, violin; Polly Sy, violin

Fort Hayes musicians include:

Ashley Bolin, violin; Sicquan Gipson, violin; Taj Jackson, trombone; Jonathan Thorne, bass; Jordan Washington, cello

Marion Franklin musicians include:

Nick Messer, cello

Northland musicians include:

Jashawn Boswell, cello; Jillian Deas, violin; Aleah Holley, viola; Tyhanna Hunter, violin; Angela Jackson, flute; Evan Kerr, trumpet; Jacob Maston, viola; Tiffany Noble, violin; August Poulson, viola; Jeremiah Sharp, percussion; Bradley Wine, bass

South musicians include:

Brianna Bryant, violin; Dauntrica Drafton, cello; Tigeria Miller, violin; LaNiyah Nelson, viola; Matthew Sosa, violin

Whetstone musicians include:

Atyana Adams, violin; Ben Kramer, violin; Colin McCoy, percussion; Ty Phillips, percussion

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