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Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Perform at FSU

The Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series continues with performances by Chamber Orchestra Kremlin on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall.

During its nine years of existence, the Orchestra has maintained a strong presence in the international music world, with an active touring schedule and 12 CDs to date. Music Director Misha Rachlevsky founded the Orchestra in response to an invitation from the Swiss recording company, Claves, to record discs of Russian music. Some have won prestigious awards, including Gramophone's Critic's Choice and the Diapason d'Or of Paris.

This 18-member string formation of dynamic young musicians has won rave reviews around the globe for its distinctively impassioned yet meticulous style. "The group is considered one of Moscow's best," says the Boston Globe. England's Gramophone describes the Orchestra as "an expert body under the baton of a keen stylist."

The Orchestra will offer different programs for each concert. Sunday's works include W.A. Mozart's Divertimento in F major, K. 138; Prokofiev's Visions Fugitives, Op. 22; and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70. On Tuesday, the Orchestra will play Mozart's Divertimento in D major, K. 136; Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Op. 100a (String quartet No. 8, arr. R. Barshai); J.S. Bach's Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of the Fugue; and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Op. 48.

In conjunction with the concerts, Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant in Frostburg is offering dinner-theatre specials with a choice of four-course, all-inclusive dinners. Alcoholic beverages are not included in the price. Dinner will follow Sunday's performance and precede Tuesday's performance. Transportation is included on Tuesday, and is available by specific request on Sunday.

Before Tuesday's performance, at 6 p.m., Rachlevsky will present a free open rehearsal, followed by a question and answer session. He brings a wealth of musical experience and knowledge to the podium after developing his talent as a violinist by following the renowned path of the Russian school of strings, working abroad on three continents and founding three orchestras - the New American Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Grenada, Spain and Chamber Orchestra Kremlin.

This tour of Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is made possible by a grant from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

For information, reservations and menu selection for the dinner-theatre, contact the Lane Center Box Office at 301-687-4411, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Based on availability, tickets may also be purchased at the PAC box office one hour prior to curtain.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4201, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589