The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra is temporarily suspending operations and wishes to thank our loyal patrons and sponsors for their generous support. We are looking for a permanent home and a broader base of funding. In the meantime, our student ensemble, the Beethoven Chamber Orchestra, will continue to perform. Here is a brief history of the BCO and the Fall Schedule.
The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra was formed in 2002 under the umbrella of the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra and is conducted by Maestro Thomas Ludwig. The purpose is to be a training orchestra for children 7 years old to 17. This 35-member ensemble specializes in Baroque music but has nonetheless, a widely varied repertoire that includes Tschaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Holst, and even more modern composers.
The Beethoven Chamber Orchestra performs at Northside Hospital in a series of free concerts at the Atrium of the Women's Health Center as part of their “Healing Sounds” program. In the past the BCO has performed side by side with the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra for Japan Fest at Gwinnett Center, with the Beethoven Symphony at Gwinnett Center and the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, and at concerts in Dahlonega at the Buisson Arts Center. On occasions, the Beethoven Chamber Orchestra has been joined by the winds of the Ludwig Symphony as well as adult soloists from the LSO. This season, the Beethoven Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Alliance Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center for a fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.