Ludwig Symphony Orchestra to close season with spring concert

Roswell viola and violin players to perform

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DULUTH, Ga. — The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will perform April 26 their spring concert, “A Cherry Blossom Spring Fling,” to close out its 17th season.

The orchestra will be performing several pieces featuring soloists, among whom will be Roswell residents Olga and Jacob Yampolski.

The Yampolskis are Ukrainian husband-and-wife immigrants who moved to the United States after performing with the Odessa Symphony Orchestra in Odessa, Ukraine, for several years.

Since moving to the Atlanta area, Olga Yampolski has been the orchestra director at Sequoyah Middle School in Doraville, and has taught privately along with her husband.

They have also continued performing with various orchestras, including the LSO.

“It has been a pleasure performing with Thomas Ludwig’s orchestra these past several years,” said Olga. “We particularly enjoy the diverse programs he selects for each concert, always with a wide range in period and style.”

The Yampolskis will be performing a double concerto for violin and viola by Max Bruch.

Another soloist and local resident is Malek Jandali, of Cumming. Jandali is a pianist and composer originating from Syria, and will be performing the premiere of his own “Piano Theme and Variations.”

Always one to include as much local talent as possible, Ludwig will also feature Johns Creek Eagle Scout Justin Williams who will guest conduct the “Stars and Stripes.”

In addition to these soloists, LSO will present Korean violinist Hye-Jin Kim, who will perform Saint-Saen’s “Introduction,” the “Rondo Capriccioso” and the Dvorak “Romance in F.”

The rest of the program includes Mendelssohn’s Overture, Scherzo and Wedding March from “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien.”

The concert will take place at the Gwinnett Center – Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth at 7:30 p.m.

If you go:

What: The spring season closing concert by the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra

Where: Gwinnett Center – Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

When: 7:30 p.m. April 26.

Cost: $22 per ticket for adults, $12 for students and $19 for seniors.

Information: ludwigsymphony.org

JC 04-17-14