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ARCO Chamber Orchestra to perform virtual concert

Levon Ambartsumian

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra, directed by Levon Ambartsumian, professor of violin, will take the Hodgson Hall stage with a special concert featuring Hugh Hodgson School of Music student soloists.

The first part of the concert features three violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, an Italian composer best known for virtuosic violin repertoires in the Baroque period. All nine violinists in the orchestra will perform solos throughout the pieces.

The second half of the program features the Salzburg Symphonies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart wrote the Salzburg Symphonies after his second tour to Milan in 1772, during which he gained new approaches to his own musical style. The Salzburg Symphonies consist of three divertimenti—K.136, K.137 and K.138—each set containing three movements.

The ARCO Chamber Orchestra was originally founded in Russia in 1989 at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory by Ambartsumian. When he joined the UGA faculty in 1995, Ambartsumian remained the artistic director and conductor of the orchestra.

The scheduled performance will take place Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Hodgson School website at https://music.uga.edu/live-streaming.