On Friday, October 7, 2016, East Georgia State College - Augusta will host a night of music with the Columbia County Orchestra beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, located at 2500 Walton Way on the Augusta University – Summerville Campus. This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the EGSC Vision Series.
The Columbia County Orchestra (CCO) was founded in February 2008, by Rob Nordan, Music Director, who is an area music educator, free-lance musician, and church musician. The purpose of the CCO is to promote the musical arts and foster music appreciation, while also providing an outlet for amateur and professional musicians to express their musical talents in and around the CSRA. The CCO is the parent organization of the overall association of Columbia County orchestras and the Columbia County Youth Orchestra (CCYO). Instrumentalists come from across the area including the following counties: Columbia, Richmond, Aiken, Emanuel, and Toombs. The current groups do over 15 concerts annually. The CCO has a board of directors, which administrates the non-profit, 501c3 IRS approved organization.
Nordan stated, "The Columbia County Orchestra will be playing some of the best known classics of all time. The Mozart symphony that is perhaps the most famous will be played—Symphony No. 40. We will also be playing the Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5, Handel's Water Music Suite, and the gypsy music standard, Csardas. The orchestra will be joined by Dr. Christine Crookall, long-time music professor of Augusta University, as well as Suzuki Strings of Augusta. We look forward to this fun musical evening."
Don’t miss out on this special night of music and fun with Augusta’s EGSC family. For more information, contact Rob Nordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.