Columbus Symphony associate conductor Peter Stafford Wilson (back right) stands with students representing Madison County in the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra: (front, from left) Samantha Allen, French horn; Samantha Zelnik, oboe; (back) Derek Richardson, trumpet.
(Posted Oct. 3, 2012)
Three local youths—Samantha Allen, Samantha Zelnik and Derek Richardson—will perform with the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) in its first concert of the 2012-13 season. Allen and Richardson attend Madison-Plains High School. Samantha Zelnik attends Bishop Watterson High School.
Now in its 57th season, the CSYO will showcase two works written by composers native to Columbus—John MackeysRed Line Tango and R. David SalvagesOpera Dreams featuring Columbus Symphony principal clarinetist David Thomas. The program will also include César FrancksSymphony in D minor.
This Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra concert will be performed at 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. All tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door.
Directed by Peter Stafford Wilson, associate conductor of the Columbus Symphony, the Youth Orchestra is comprised of aspiring, young musicians in central Ohio (grades 9-12). This 90-member orchestra includes students from 38 high schools in more than 10 counties. Members are selected through a competitive audition process held each spring.
Sponsored by the Columbus Symphony, the Youth Orchestra emphasizes the performance of standard orchestral literature under the leadership of a professional conductor and with regular advice from Columbus Symphony coaches. Weekly rehearsals during the school year are carried out under professional standards. Members are expected to take private lessons and maintain leadership responsibilities in their school ensembles.
Go to www.ColumbusSymphony.com for details.