ARCO Chamber Orchestra and Levon Ambartsumian
Distinguished soloist and UGA violin professor Levon Ambartsumian performs and directs the ARCO Chamber Orchestra in their debut appearance in Savannah, presenting pieces by Tchaikovsky and Podgaits. Savannah Philharmonic concertmaster Sinisa Ciric will join his beloved mentor in the Concerto for 2 violins in D minor by J. S. Bach.
The ARCO Chamber Orchestra was originally founded in Russia in 1989 at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory by Levon Ambartsumian. When Mr. Ambartsumian joined the University of Georgia’s School of Music faculty in 1995, he remained the artistic director and conductor of the orchestra, moving its home base to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where the ensemble has now become a talented international blend of musicians.
Larsen Musician Spotlight Series
The Savannah Philharmonic is proud to announce the second season of the Larsen Musician Spotlight Series. The popular series, which is part of the Philharmonic Experience subscription package, consists of six Sunday afternoon concerts arranged throughout the eleventh season and will launch on Sunday, September 15. The series, in its evolution, will feature collaborative initiatives between our own Philharmonic musicians and premier institutions and artists from Savannah and beyond.
Every concert will present a different perspective of the Savannah Philharmonic’s involvement in the community and its mission to provide residents, as well as visitors, with the opportunity to attend chamber concerts of the highest artistic order.
Major components of our upcoming season will include educational and community outreach efforts with students from Savannah Arts Academy, bringing in premier and established ensembles such as Blue Heron and ARCO Chamber Orchestra (University of Georgia), and commissioning a piece from Georgia Southern University composer and faculty member Dr. Martin Gendelman.
Join us for our Sunday afternoon chamber concerts. Purchase all six concerts for a 20% discount.
Student Larsen Musician Spotlight
Series includes all six Spotlight concerts at a 50% discount. Max two per person with a valid student ID.
Nancy & Ken Larsen