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Have a fourth of Beethoven at Gwinnett Center
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Ludwig Symphony Orchestra

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 4

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

How much: $22, $19 over age 65, $12 under age 21

More info: 770-623-8623,

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will present “A Beethoven Fall Fiesta” concert for the opening of its 15th season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Gwinnett Center-Performing Arts Center.

The performance will feature an international flavor with renowned Brazilian pianist Paulo Ricardo Gazzaneo interpreting the popular Beethoven “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5; local soprano Leah McRath in arias by Puccini, Verdi and Cilea; violinist Luke Hsu performing the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5; and guest conductor Helen Gonzalez conducting Chabrier’s flamboyant “Espana.”

Maestro Thomas Ludwig, former music director of the New York City Symphony and resident conductor for American Ballet Theatre with Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Metropolitan Opera House, will lead the 85-piece orchestra. The program includes Verdi’s "Triumphal March" from Aida and the Atlanta premiere of Ludwig’s Symphony No. 2.

Tickets are $22 adults, $19 seniors ages 65 and older, $12 for students under age 21. To buy them, call 770-623-8623 or visit