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“An International Festival Concert” at Gwinnett Center – November 3, 2013

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Janet Sung, Violinist
Janet Sung, Violinist

On#Nov. 3,#Sunday, at#4 p.m.#at the Gwinnett Center-Performing Arts Center, the#Ludwig Symphony Orchestra#is opening its seventeenth season#featuring sensational violinist-Janet Sung in the world premiere of the newly revised#Thomas Ludwig Violin Concerto.

Maestro Thomas Ludwig#is a resident of#Johns Creek. His first symphony was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra for Albany Records and at its premiere, the Washington Post wrote of “Ludwig”s eloquent victory-a masterful message in music”. Ludwig”s String Symphony No. 3 was premiered in Florence, Italy and was broadcast on Rome TV while his “Four Lyric Songs” for mezzo soprano was premiered in Mexico City by the Orchestra Philhamonica de la Mineria and broadcast live to 250 million radio listeners of Central and South America on RADIO GRUPO.

The violin concerto was originally premiered at Festival Miami with Mark Peskanov as violin soloist and Thom Sleeper conducting. The Miami Herald wrote of “A powerful kaleidoscopic tapestry with an engagingly individual style“#while the Miami Sun-Sentinel wrote “The work is strikingly passionate, lush, and lyrical“.#Two distinguished concertmasters reviewed the work-David Nadien (concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic) said “I am most impressed with this violin concerto and truly enjoyed listening to this prodigious work” while Leon Spierer (associate concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) wrote “an excellent violin concerto with impressively colorful orchestration and brilliant writing for the soloist”.

The violin concerto calls for a large orchestra that includes in the winds-english horn, bass clarinet, and contrabassoon. The brass are equally impressive. Full strings are combined with an orchestral piano, celeste, harp, and timpanist playing seven drums. Six percussionists are required to complement the score with such exotic instruments as crotales, gongs, glockenspiel, vibraphone with motor, and assorted boo-bams and pitched tom-toms.

This concert#will be#exciting and historic. We invite#you to attend this important event.#We will provide complimentary seating and a personal interview with Maestro Ludwig.

The program includes Jose Sacin-baritone- from the Washington Opera, and a program that includes: Rossini”s Overture to the Silken Ladder, Wagner”s Prelude and Lovedeath from Tristan and Isolde, and the scherzo from Gustave Mahler”s Symphony No. 1. It will be an outstanding evening of music!

For more information, visit Ludwig Symphony Orchestra