Gazette News Report
COLUMBUS – Xenia resident Jonah Bahorik will be performing with the the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra during its concert Sunday, Sept. 27.
The youth orchestra, which is an educational program of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, is directed by Peter Stafford Wilson and is comprised of central Ohio’s aspiring young instrumentalists in grades 9-12. The 100-member orchestra has students from 35 high schools in more than 10 counties.
Members are selected through a competitive audition process. Sponsored by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the organization emphasizes the performance of standard orchestral literature with special emphasis on American music under the leadership of a professional conductor with regular advice from coaches from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Weekly rehearsals during the school year are carried out under professional standards and the members are expected to take private lessons and maintain leadership responsibilities in their school ensembles.
The September program will feature Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1. This will be the ensemble’s first performance since its Carnegie Hall debut in June 2015.
The concert begins 3 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre of the Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., in downtown Columbus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. For more information, call 614-221-5650 or visit www.columbussymphony.com.
Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.