By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will perform music by Russian composers at Bucknell University's Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m.
"This Russian orchestra of young virtuoso string players has earned international recognition," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell.
"Led by its founder, the renowned violinist Misha Rachlevsky, the orchestra will perform an exciting program of music by great Russian composers; Tchaikovsky, Miaskovsky, Kalinnikov and Stravinsky. This is lush and lovely music, some of it very familiar, some of it less so, and all of it beautiful."
The ensemble, which tours regularly in North and South America, Europe and the Far East, boasts an awards-winning catalog of more than 30 CDs.
Tickets for the performance are $20 per person. Discounts for senior citizens and students are available.
Tickets for this Weis Center series performance are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in Lewisburg Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 to 4 p.m.; or the Campus Activities and Programs office, located on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Advance tickets also are available online or by calling 570-577-1000. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour before performances.
This performance has been made possible in part by a generous contribution from Joyce and Louis Betz. The 2010-11 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors, including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.
The next performance in the Weis Center series is Saturday, Oct. 30, with "Fraulein Maria," a post-modernist deconstruction of "The Sound of Music" dance to the movie score by Doug Elkins and Friends. The Oct. 30 performance is part of the University's Homecoming Weekend celebration.
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