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Grammy Award-winning Latin orchestra performs at Sac State

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)

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 State University’s (CSUS) Union Ballroom on April 7. The Sacramento community met to attend the...

ARC orchestra welcomes young students

The sheet music for

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 school musicians who joined the American River College orchestra for the March 30 orchestra prac...

Orchestra performed variety of holiday music

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)

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 Bolormaa Damdinjav. The American River College orchestra performed a variety of holiday ...

ARC Orchestra performs with renowned pianist

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)

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 first American in 16 years to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997. He perfor...

Photo Gallery: ARC orchestra

Photo Gallery: ARC orchestra

Matthew Wilke

March 20, 2015

Last Friday and Saturday ARC held an orchestra event.    ...

The student voice of American River College since 1955