Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present the Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin March 26 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Music director Misha Rachlevsky will conduct the orchestra in a program featuring works by Rossini, Schoenberg and Mendelssohn.
The Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin was established in Moscow in 1991. Since its formation, the orchestra has performed more than 1,400 concerts in 24 countries throughout Europe, North and South America and the Far East.
The orchestra’s extensive discography includes more than 30 CDs, which have garnered international acclaim and awards such as the Diapason d’Or in France, Record of the Year in Hong Kong and Critics Choice by London’s Gramophone and Critics Choice by the New York Times.
A native of Moscow, music director and conductor Rachlevsky began studying violin at the age of 5. In 1976, he moved to the U.S. and subsequently founded the New American Chamber Orchestra, leading the orchestra on nine European tours in four years.
In 1991, Rachlevsky was approached by the Swiss classical record company Claves to record Russian works for the label. Rachlevsky called auditions to feature Russian musicians for the project and the Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin was created.
Theresa Chafin, a doctoral student in musicology at UGA, will offer a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Tickets for the concert are $25-$40 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The performance underwriters are Onofre and Ligaya Paguio.