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Performing Arts Center to present Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin

The UGA 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.

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 or by calling 706-542-4400.

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 The New York Times.

A native of Moscow, Rachlevsky began studying violin at age 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. When Claves agreed to collaborate with Russian musicians, Rachlevsky called auditions and the Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin was created.

Theresa Chafin, a doctoral student in musicology at UGA, will offer a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the Chamber Orchestra of the Kremlin performance. The lecture is open free to the public.