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Ludwig Orchestra opens season with spectacular performance


Johns Creek teen performs alongside internationally acclaimed soloists



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Joshua Shue, left, is congratulated by conductor Thomas Ludwig after Shue's piano concerto solo. (click for larger version)
November 13, 2013
DULUTH, Ga. — The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra performed its 17th season opener Sunday, Nov. 3, featuring several soloists, including Johns Creek resident, 17-year-old Joshua Shue.

Shue played the piano marvelously for a concerto by composer Camille Saint-Saens.

"I wasn't as nervous as I thought I was going to be," said Shue.

Nor should he have been, based on his performance.

Jose Sacin, baritone, sang the piece "Death of Rodrigo" from the opera "Don Carlo" and another piece from the opera "Rigoletto."

Both were spirited performances by Sacin.

Janet Sung, violinist, played as the soloist for the finale, the premier of Thomas Ludwig's own violin concerto. Sung played on her circa 1600 Maggini violin, which added a richness and power to the sound that went perfectly with the music of the concerto.

In addition to the other soloists, special guest Malek Jandali from Syria played most unusual instruments — a bellhop-bell and a typewriter. Exploring the different percussive sounds and pitches produced by the machine and punctuated by the "ding" of the bell, Jandali thrilled the audience with his unorthodox instrumentation, and surprised everyone at the conclusion by pulling out the flag of the Syrian freedom movement.

Jandali was raised and educated in Syria, moving to America to continue his music education. He lives in Cumming.

And of course, one cannot forget to credit the excellence of the orchestra itself, comprised of more than 80 performers.

"There's such talent in the area, and we're trying to showcase that. And I think we did," Ludwig said.

The next performance from the LSO will be at the Roswell Arts Center, and they will be performing a saxophone concerto by Russell Peck Feb. 8.

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    amazing
    November 13, 2013 | 06:46 PM

    It was really an amazing concert at Gwinnett Center last weekend. Mr. Jandali's typewriter piece with the orchestra was out of this world.

    Sara
    Atlanta
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