Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Showcase Variety on Saturday
Tickets for Chamber Orchestra Kremlin’s concert are free for UT Dallas students and staff with a Comet Card, $20 for general admission and $10 for non-UT Dallas students. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (972) 883-2552.
The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, one of Russia’s leading classical ensembles, is comprised of outstanding young musicians who perform with both vivacity and warmth.
At 8 p.m. Saturday in the lecture hall of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, the Russian orchestra will showcase a range of classical selections.
“Magnificent, lush-toned and superb have been used to describe the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin,” said Dr. Dennis M. Kratz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor. “This is symphonic music that lifts the soul and an orchestra that exudes the pleasure of playing together.”
From left: Alejandro Montiel, Jonathan Dotson, Isaac Bustos and Joseph Williams II.
Guitar Quartet Set
for Friday Show
The Texas Guitar Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in the Alexander Clark Center. The group is made up of Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Williams II. Together, the four guitarists will bring their unique passions and talents into one.
Tickets are free for UT Dallas students and staff with a Comet Card, $15 for general admission, and $10 for non-UT Dallas students. The ticket office is open from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before show time. Tickets may also be purchased online.
In addition to pieces such as Mozart’s Adagio, K 332 and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, the billing also includes contemporary compositions including Tom Schnauber’s Night of the Transfigured Dead.
Since its formation in 1991, the orchestra has performed more than 1,400 concerts across the globe. The orchestra has more than 30 recordings, and has received widespread international acclaim and awards such as the Diapason d’Or in France and Critics Choice in The New York Times. Of the 900 compositions in the orchestra’s repertoire, more than 20 were written especially for the orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe and the United States.
Misha Rachlevsky, who founded and conducts the group, studied at the College of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnessin Academy of Music.
After leaving the Soviet Union in 1973, he lived and worked in different countries on three continents, and settled in the United States in 1976. Rachlevsky founded the New American Chamber Orchestra in 1984, and led it to international prominence, completing nine European tours in four years.
Returning to Moscow in the ’90s, Rachlevsky set out to record music with Russian musicians. Rachlevsky called auditions, and the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was created.
Tickets for Chamber Orchestra Kremlin's concert are free for UT Dallas students and staff with a Comet Card, $20 for general admission and $10 for non-UT Dallas students. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (972) 883-2552.
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