The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra sponsors a premiere student string orchestra called the Beethoven Chamber Orchestra. The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra presents "A Spring Fling" gala concert on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Johns Creek United Methodist Church. The evening's performance features the best and brightest student musicians in the area in a dynamic performance of masterpieces by Bloch, Janacek, Tschaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi.
Andrew Wang, Johns Creek's sensational 13-year-old composer will unveil his latest composition-The Symphony No. 2 for Strings-a world premiere performance.
Janet Huang-violinist-also of Johns Creek is not only a terrific concertmaster of the Beethoven Chamber Orchestra, but also a stunning ballet dancer with the Morning Star Dance Academy. She will perform solos in the unusual Bloch-Concerto Grosso.
Evonne Iau, a former member of the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra and star student at the Woodward Academy will solo in Mozart's poignant and touching Adagio for violin and orchestra.
Harrison Zhu-is principal cellist and a student of Joshua KCharri at the Tritone Studios in the area. Ricky Kim-stalwart principal second violin is a tenth grade high achiever at the Johns Creek High School. Both Harrison and Ricky will help lead the orchestra through a most unusual and rarely performed Janacek "Idyll".
The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra made a successful debut at the Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, this season to a standing ovation in a fundraiser for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Featured soloists included violinist-Zoe Gotlin, Lauren Ha, and Ellie Coe-pianist. The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra has been in existence for the past fifteen years and performed at the Gwinnett Center, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Buisson Arts Center in Dahlonega, the Masonic Temple of Atlanta, Northside Hospital and at numerous synagogues, churches, and schools.
Maestro Thomas Ludwig, former music director of the New York City Symphony and resident conductor for American Ballet Theatre with Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Metropolitan Opera House, will lead the forty piece orchestra in a varied and colorful program while playing violin.