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.
The Beethoven Junior Chamber Orchestra was started in 2018 and trains beginning to intermediate level students and has a separate concert schedule.
Maestro Thomas Ludwig conducts the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra at a live concert April 22, 2023 in Atlanta at the Johns Creek United Methodist Church.
The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra performs the Beethoven Egmont Overture, conducted by Maestro Thomas Ludwig at the Johns Creek United Methodist Church, April 22nd 2023.
Thomas Ludwig conducts the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra with a first reading of his Three Love Songs. The incomparable Mexican soprano-Alejandra Sandoval interprets the new work. First prize winner of the Montreal, Quebec Xlll Concours and the National Opera Competition of Mexico City, Ms. Sandoval has performed across the globe in Italy, Spain, Austria, Peru, China, Mexico, and the United States. Her studies were at the Vienna Academy in Austria.