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ARCO Chamber Orchestra performs in Ensemble Series

UGA’s ARCO Chamber Orchestra takes the Hodgson Concert Hall stage on March 31 at 7:30 p.m., exploring different genres of chamber works, including the modern film score.

The program features works by Handel, Respighi, Tchaikovsky and Schnittke. Special guest D. Ray McClellan, professor of clarinet, will join the ensemble to perform “Canzona for Clarinet and String Orchestra” by Sergei Taneev.

Levon Ambartsumian will perform “Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 6, no. 3,” by Handel. (Submitted photo)

Under the baton of Levon Ambartsumian, Regents and Franklin Professor and artistic director of the orchestra, the orchestra will open the curtain with one of the Twelve Grand Concertos, “Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 6, no. 3,” by Handel. It features two violins and a cello as soloists. Handel’s Op. 6 works are favored and performed along with Handel’s other works. Handel himself introduced it between the parts of his Oratorios in public.

“Adventure of a Dentist” (1965) is a comedy/drama film directed by Elem Klimov. Schnittke scored film music for the movie and orchestrated it as a suite to be performed. “The Suite in the Old Style, Op. 80,” one of the early film scores by Schnittke, will sound unique because Schnittke used the Baroque style and genre in modern film, juxtaposed with his composition style.

Tickets are $12 for nonstudents and $3 for UGA students with a UGAID. This concert will honor tickets from the previously canceled fall concert. Livestreaming is available at for those unable to attend in person.