The Youth Orchestra of Columbus' next concert is Nov. 11

The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) will perform in Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway, at 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

The Youth Symphony Orchestra, a full orchestra including strings, winds and percussion will be conducted by Robert Rumbelow and will perform "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius, two works from Tchaikovsky's famous "The Nutcracker" ballet ("Trepak" and "Mother Ginger"), and the premiere performance of the orchestral version of Rumbelow’s newest work called "Face of Honor," written in honor of our military men and women.

Vittorio Monti's "Czardas" for violin and orchestra will be performed by Yaniv Gutman, a CSU Schwob School of Music violin student, who performed this work in his youth on Israeli State Television with a professional orchestra. Giacomo Puccini's most famous aria, "O Mio Babbino Caro" from his opera "Gianni Schicchi," will be performed by Afton Hawkins, a Muscogee County School District music teacher, and Schwob School of Music alumnus.

The String Orchestra, conducted by Jilaine Jarvis, will be performing "Allegro" from Handel’s "Concerto Grosso Opus 6," "Adagio Cantabile" from "Pathetique Sonata" by Beethoven, "The Japanese Cricket," a contemporary piece featuring harp, piano, clarinet and flute, and Brahms’ "Allegro Giocoso" from "Symphony No. 4."

Students in the YOGC are in 5th–12th grades and represent the finest young musicians from more than 20 different public, private and home schools in Georgia and Alabama.

YOGC will offer complimentary tickets to all military personnel with I.D. as a special tribute to all the men and women who have served their nation.

Tickets are $10, $5 for children and students.

Call Dottie Brown at 706-256-3614 or go to www.yogc.org