Itasca Orchestral Society's Youth Strings Ensembles concert is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center. There is no charge for the concert and the audience is invited to a reception for the students following the concert. The program includes holiday pieces classics by each of the three ensembles. All three ensembles, beginning, intermediate and advanced, are directed by IOS strings instructor Brian Hill.
Hill, director of strings instruction for the Itasca Orchestral Society, began studying violin at age 6 with the IOS, and played with the Itasca Symphony Orchestra through his high school years. He is currently concertmaster of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, and is completing his bachelor of arts degree at Bemidji State University.