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YOGC to Feature Electric Violinist Mark Wood TONIGHT!

The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus is all set for their last performance of the season, and it's looking to be ELECTRIC!

The concert will feature electric violinist Mark Wood. A founding member of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, Wood is the inventor of the electric violin and has performed in venues all of the world.

For this special performance, YOGC's String Orchestra and Youth Orchestra will combine to play rock-n-roll favorites from the 70s and 80s with Wood. Expect to hear songs by Journey, Kansas, ACDC, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. The evening will also include a raffle of one of Wood's signed electric violins with proceeds going to benefit YOGC.

“This is going to be a unique concert you won’t want to miss," said YOGC's Interim Executive Director, Christopher Walton. "Our guest artist, Mark Wood, is incredibly talented as both a workshop technician and performer. Mark arranges music by taking your favorite Rock and Roll tunes and setting them to orchestra. It’s going to be a fun, engaging experience for our students and concert-goers!”

The first half of the concert will showcase each ensemble performing works by under-represented composers, meaning all of the composers selected are categorized as either BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, or members of the LGBTQ+ community who have been historically excluded from the canon of Western music. These selections include Carpathia by William Owens, The Wild Western Frontier by Soon Hee Newbold, and excerpts from the ballet suite Hiawatha by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!


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