An orchestra of mostly pint-size violinists will perform this weekend.
The Javacya Arts Conservatory is holding its fourth annual Winter Recital today at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History.
The show will include solo pieces from Handel, Bach, Boccherni and Gossec performed by pupils ages 7 to 14 who attend the North Augusta-based music school, under the direction of violinist Patrice Minor-Floyd.
The Javacya Arts Youth Chamber Orchestra will accompany the soloists, which is a change from past years' concerts, said Karen Gordon, the publicity chairwoman.
"Prior to now, they were accompanied just by piano and always knew what key to come in on. Now they're playing more with a group, which is a little more challenging," she said. "They're not as accustomed to playing in such a setting, so this will be a great accomplishment for them."
At the concert, a painting will be raffled to raise money to support scholarships for pupils at the school, Ms. Gordon said.
She said the show is a good opportunity for parents considering enrolling their children in the school. People who enjoy classical music also will enjoy the show, she said.
Although the recital is free, the nonprofit organization will accept donations, which are tax-deductible, Ms. Gordon said.
IF YOU GOWHAT: Javacya Arts Conservatory's fourth annual Winter Recital WHEN: 3 p.m. today WHERE: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History COST: Free INFORMATION: Call 706) 495-6238 or log on to www.javacyaartsconservatory.com.