LUDWIG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2014-2015 SEASON OVERVIEW
Masterworks Concert #1. “A Fall Fiesta Concert” features Germany’s brilliant star-First Prize winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition - Claire Huangci performing Beethoven’s exciting Piano Concerto No. 4. Wesley Morgan - Atlanta Opera’s dynamic tenor will interpret arias of Donizetti and Verdi. The program is rounded out with the energetic Glinka-Overture to “Ruslan and Ludmilla” and Tschaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 6 “the Pathetique”. John Lemley of WABE’s “City Café” will host the event.
Masterworks Concert #2. “A Romantic Valentine’s Day” Concert features Mexico’s sensational violinist - Anabel Ramirez performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 2 “The Bells.” Ben Polite - Atlanta’s own premiere bass will interpret arias of Gershwin and Mozart. Called “the Paul Robeson of our times” by critics, this magnificent singer also has a splendid stage personality. The program is rounded out with Wagner’s Overture to “Die Meistersinger” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “the Pastorale."
Masterworks Concert #3. “A Spring Fling Extravaganza” features Houston’s prize winning pianist - Andrew Staupe performing Mozart’s lovely Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, Maria Clark - soprano with “a glorious voice and breathtaking range” interpreting arias of Puccini and Saint-Saens, and the world premiere of the Ludwig Symphony No. 4 using extraordinarily large orchestral forces combined with a sixty voice chorus-Kaleidoscope from the Michael O’Neal Singers, vocal soloists, and double brass forces in the balcony.