The Newark-Granville Youth Symphony String Orchestra will hold its first concert of the 2013-2014 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the OSU/COTC Reese Center, 1209 University Drive, Newark.

The Newark-Granville Youth Symphony String Orchestra will hold its first concert of the 2013-2014 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the OSU/COTC Reese Center, 1209 University Drive, Newark.

The Youth Symphony String Orchestra will debut Transmogrifications by Newark composer Bryan Percoco. The piece also will feature Andy Strietelmeier, a violinist and director of the Denison University orchestra.

The Newark-Granville Youth Symphony performs as a string orchestra for the first concert and then as a full symphony for the winter and spring concerts. The NGYS will perform a variety of pieces in addition to Percoco's composition, including St. Paul's Suite by Gustav Holst, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler, Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov, the Israeli National Anthem Hatikvah (The Hope) and Leroy Anderson's Plink, Plank, Plunk!

Admission is free, though donations will be accepted at the door. A reception will be held immediately following the concert.

The Newark-Granville Youth Symphony is an outreach program of the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra (NGSO), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The NGYS is in its ninth season under the direction of Susan Larson. The NGYS brings together gifted young orchestra musicians from Licking and surrounding counties, providing opportunities to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire.