- Saturday | May 4, 2019
- 7:00 pm
- Johns Creek United Methodist Church Sanctuary
Called “An orchestra that performs to an astonishingly high standard,” fifty-two musicians will perform the Mozart-Magic Flute Overture, Mendelssohn-Symphony No. 4, Donizetti’s-“O Luce di quest’ anima” from Linda Di Chamounix, and the world premiere of Thomas Ludwig’s-“A Feather On The Wind” for soprano and orchestra.
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The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra
The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra combined with the Beethoven Chamber Orchestra presents “A Spring Fling” gala concert on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Johns Creek United Methodist Church. The evening’s performance features a seventy two piece orchestra combining forty two adult musicians with thirty of the best and brightest student musicians in a performance of masterpieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Wieniawski, Donizetti, and Haydn. Kennedy Center-Friedhiem Award Prize winning composer-Thomas Ludwig will have the world premiere of his newly written “A Feather on the Wind.” The New York Times has said his music “possesses tremendous emotional intensity and is succinct and skillful in its control of form.”
Bevin Hill, a stunning coloratura soprano, will make her Ludwig Symphony debut with two arias-Donizetti’s flashy “O Luce di quest’ anima” from the opera Linda Di Chamounix and the world premiere of “A Feather On The Wind”, an art song written especially for her by Thomas Ludwig. With rave reviews nationally from Opera Today and Huffington Post, Bevin Hill originally grew up in Johns Creek and now is a resident of Roswell with her husband, a civil engineer for the new Braves Stadium.
Also featured on the program will be the debut of Maanas Purushothapu-cellist in the Haydn Cello Concerto in C. A senior at Chattahoochee High School of Indian descent, Maanas Purushothapu is a fiery cellist with a sumptuous sound. Sensational eighth grade violinist Sophia Ho will perform the first movement of the Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2. This Johns Creek talent won a standing ovation last season with her finely etched performance. The program will include Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture and the Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 “the Italian.”
The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra has been performing for twenty years at Gwinnett Center and the Roswell Cultural Arts Center to numerous sell outs and spectacular programs of great variety. The late Amanda Davis of Fox 5 TV was one of the celebrity guest conductors. In programs that always surprise-one featured seven harp soloists and another featured an appearance of a mariachi band with a live horse on stage. Prize winners from around the world have been featured on a regular basis. The youtube of Moussorgsky’s-Night on Bald Mountain is number one in the world with 300,000 views.
The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra made a successful debut at the Alliance Theatre- Woodruff Arts Center recently to a standing ovation in a fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 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.
The performance will be led by 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. The performance is at the Johns Creek United Methodist Church located at 11180 Medlock Bridge Road (141 and Bell Road) Johns Creek, GA. 30097