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The Carmen Project offers a deep dive into a French opera classic

The Carmen Project is a shining example of how one department at ARC that relies on in-person instruction has successfully transitioned to online learning. (Image from ARC Orchestra website)
Combining online lectures and music recording, the ARC Orchestra continues to play
October 27, 2020

With a global pandemic effectively derailing work and education across the United States, many Americans find themselves commuting from their beds to their computers at home in order to go to work or attend...

ARC’s Orchestra is unveiling soloist’s musical range in upcoming concert

Members of American River College's Orchestra practice ahead of concert's on March 9 and 10. (Photo Courtesy of the ARC Orchestra)
March 8, 2018

The American River College Orchestra will unveil all the hard work of its soloists in a concert in ARC’s theater Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. “This concert is a chance for the soloists to shine,...

ARC Orchestra to hold Star Wars Day concert

Orchestra Director Steven Thompson conducts the American River College Orchestra. The ARC Orchestra will hold a Star Wars themed concert on May 4. (File Photo)
May 2, 2016

The American River College Orchestra will be performing iconic themes from the “Star Wars” movies along with a classical concerto at their May 4 Star Wars Day concert. The concert, titled “Romance...

ARC orchestra welcomes young students

The sheet music for
April 5, 2016

As they hit the accelerando, the violin section moved their bows quickly, concentration etched on their faces. The violins outnumbered the rest of the sections, in part thanks to the four middle and high...

ARC Orchestra concert highlights student performances

ARC Orchestra concert highlights student performances
March 19, 2014

As dusk turned to night, college students came together to pack a hot, dimly lit venue to hear a concert. But this wasn’t Life in Color, and the performer who took the stage to the cheers of the audience...

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