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Steven Thompson shares his passion and love for music and the ARC orchestra. Thompson says the orchestra is a welcoming group and includes people of all ages. (Screenshot via the ARC orchestra website)

Professor Steven Thompson introduces the ARC Orchestra

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

First it was the simple piano studies. Then it was picking up the trombone for the first time. Now it’s directing orchestra pieces around the world.  What else can an interest in music bring someone? For...

The cast of West Side Story pose on stage, some students atop various stage props, during rehearsals on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by  Itzin Alpizar)

“West Side Story” opens fall production season

Itzin Alpizar October 12, 2018

Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the American River College Theater Department will open its first production of the 2018-2019 season with the award-winning musical “West...

The American River College theater production department returns from their trip in Denver that took place in February. (Photo curtesy of theater department)

Theater Production performed in Colorado!

Lidiya Grib March 21, 2017

The American River College theater production department, which included the cast and crew for the show “Cabaret Gala,” returned from its trip to the top regional Kennedy Center American College Theater...

At Sacramento State University Union Ballroom on April 07, 2016 a concert was celebrated by the Grammy- Award winner Pacific Mambo Orchestra in which the audience danced to the rhytm of salsa, mambo, latin jazz and bachata. The event was organized by Salsa Loca Club and UNITE programs at CSUS (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Grammy Award-winning Latin orchestra performs at Sac State

Itzin Alpizar April 13, 2016

“Y un, dos, tres, turn round, tres cuatro, salsa step…” are the words the audience heard while they were learning the new steps taught by the dance instructor from the Salsa Loca club at Sacramento...

The sheet music for Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppe is seen over the shoulder of a violin player from the American River College Orchestra at their March 30 practice. The orchestra recently welcomed four primary school musicians to their practice. (Photo by Hannah Darden)

ARC orchestra welcomes young students

Hannah Darden 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...

The violin section of the American River College orchestra performs a song for a winter concert. The concert was held on Dec. 2. (Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Orchestra performed variety of holiday music

Michael Pacheco December 7, 2015

An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified principal violinist Jun Zhu as the performer of the fiddle solo in "Fiddle-Faddle" when the solo was actually performed by ARC Orchestra's concertmaster...

Award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu, right, gives a pen back to American River College Orchestra director Steven Thompson in the ARC Theater on Oct. 30, 2015. Nakamatsu was invited to sign the grand piano after performing with the orchestra. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

ARC Orchestra performs with renowned pianist

John Ferrannini November 2, 2015

The American River College orchestra performed a concert in the main theater Friday with award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu, who received a standing ovation from the audience. Nakamatsu became the...

Photo Gallery: ARC orchestra

Photo Gallery: ARC orchestra

Matthew Wilke March 20, 2015

Last Friday and Saturday ARC held an orchestra event.    

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