On Dec. 7, the College of Coastal Georgia will welcome the Ossia Chamber Players, members of New York City's Ossia Symphony Orchestra, for in the inaugural performance of "From the City to the Golden Isles" concert series. The concert will also include a guest appearance by Maestro Luis Haza, internationally-renowned violinist, music director and conductor of the Coastal Youth Symphony.
The concert series was established by Julie and Eric Epstein, residents of New Jersey and Sea Island, through a gift to the College Foundation in May 2012. Julie Epstein, a philanthropist and arts advocate, served on the Foundation's Planning Committee for Cultural, Arts and Lifelong Learning Programs during 2011.
Orlando Alonso, artistic director and conductor of the Ossia Symphony Orchestra, and 15 musicians with the symphony orchestra will be performing Greig's Holberg Suire, Op. 40 and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Maestro Haza is the featured soloist for Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor.
Alonso, the Cuban-born pianist and conductor, is the founder of the Ossia Symphony Orchestra. He was most recently seen Dec. 2, 2010 onstage in Brunswick as the piano accompanist for Maestro Luis Haza's benefit performance for cultural and performing arts programming at the college.
The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Thomas Auditorium of the Southeast Georgia Conference Center and will be followed by a cocktail buffet catered by the Coastal Georgia Culinary Arts students.
The tickets cost $100 and are tax-deductible contribution to the College Foundation. Call 912.279.4535 for ticket availability and advance purchase.