The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present the ARCO Chamber Orchestra Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.
in Hodgson Concert Hall. Artistic director Levon Ambartsumian will
conduct the concert, which will feature violinist Vladimir Ivanov,
chairman of the Violin Department at the Moscow Tchaikovsky
Conservatory, and guitarist Phil Snyder, founding member of the Georgia
The program will include works by Vivaldi, Bach and Shostakovich.
ARCO Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1990 by Ambartsumian during his
years as professor of violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. The
orchestra’s reputation grew following tours of Italy, Spain, Germany,
Romania, France and Korea.
In 1995, Ambartsumian joined the UGA
faculty as the Franklin Professor of Violin, while remaining artistic
director and conductor of ARCO. He was able to bring some of his
students with him to America, and his orchestra has now become an
international blend of musicians at UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2001 and has been
invited to return every year since then. Ambartsumian and ARCO have
released more than 30 CDs on recording labels in the U.S. and Russia.
Tickets for the ARCO concert are $20 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The ARCO Chamber Orchestra is supported by Buddy and Lucy Allen and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.