The Upper Arlington High School Orchestra, in partnership with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, will present "A Winter Music Interlude" on Friday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the UAHS Auditorium, 1650 Ridgeview Road.

The Upper Arlington High School Orchestra, in partnership with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, will present "A Winter Music Interlude" on Friday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the UAHS Auditorium, 1650 Ridgeview Road.

The concert will feature the UAHS and ProMusica chamber orchestras with guest piano soloist Yuja Wang. Wang, 21, is a renowned pianist who has performed worldwide.

Audience members will also have an opportunity to meet Wang and ProMusica director Timothy Russell, a UAHS alumnus, at a dessert reception immediately following the concert.

"This special Upper Arlington performance is a great opportunity to hear wonderful music and interact with the maestro, Dr. Timothy Russell, as well as support the arts and our UAHS orchestra programs," said Anne Kilkenny, event chair and orchestra booster parent.

The UAHS orchestra program and ProMusica will split the proceeds of the concert, while the high school program will be the sole beneficiary of the dessert reception. Desserts will be provided by Panera Bread, La Chatelaine, the Fresh Market, Golden Delight Bakery and other local establishments.

"We thought this might be a good event for a Friday night, post-holiday. The dessert will be provided by very well-known bakeries in the area, so it's guaranteed to taste good," said Hayley Head, another orchestra booster parent. "It's going to be a nice little post-concert gathering with coffee and dessert. Other musicians will be invited to stay (for the reception) as well."

Russell co-founded ProMusica in 1978 and is celebrating his 30th season as the orchestra's music director. He is the conductor and/or producer of 28 albums and has earned two Grammy nominations.

During the Jan. 9 concert, the UAHS Chamber Orchestra will perform "Vivaldi's Winter." The ProMusica Chamber Orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D Major and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3.

ProMusica's performance will also include a multimedia presentation of Schickle's "Thurber's Dogs," a lighthearted tribute to Columbus-born humorist James Thurber.

"I think it will be a fun evening of good music," Head said. "It will take away the winter blues."

Concert tickets are $12; reception tickets are $5 and are sold separately. Tickets are available at Huffman's Market, the Loft Violin Shop, from any UAHS orchestra student, by calling (614) 451-6775, or at the door. More information is available at wwwuaorchestra.org.