International touring ensemble returns to Ross Ragland Theater
The Ragland Classical Series presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Russia is popularly known for two things; its rockets and its violins. The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is renowned for the latter, but their music will take you soaring as if somehow there is a connection to the former. There will be a free pre-concert lecture in The Ragland Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, has earned national and international recognition as one of Russia’s leading ensembles. Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprising some of Russia’s finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Whether it is the highly-acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.
In addition to an active schedule of presenting concerts and festivals in Moscow, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin tours regularly in North and South America, Europe and the Far East.
With seventeen years of excellence under its belt, a devoted audience in its home base, Moscow, an awards-winning CD catalog of over thirty CDs and an increasing demand for performances internationally, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin enthusiastically continues its busy schedule of concerts, festivals, recordings and touring.
This relatively young orchestra has time and again been critically acclaimed as one of the finest string ensemble in Russia today, which is to suggest that it is arguably one of the best in the world. Misha Rachlevsky has molded these young players into a sonorous whole, amazingly greater than the sum of its seventeen parts. Conducting with his eyes closed, he is connected like a wire to each of his players and pulls from them a flawless execution that astounds audiences the world over. Indeed, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is Rachlevsky’s creation, for in its conception he has achieved the blending of both the incomparable historical character and the present day vitality of Russia’s musical talent.
Misha Rachlevsky’s lifetime affinity for chamber music and chamber orchestra repertoire began at the College of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnessin Academy of Music. Born in Moscow, his violin studies began at the age of five and continued through the well-traveled path of the Russian school of string playing. After leaving the Soviet Union in 1973, he lived and worked in different countries on three continents, and in 1976 settled in the United States, becoming active in the field of chamber music.
The 2013-2014 Silver Anniversary Performance Season is sponsored by Season Sponsors: Forward Vision Media, Herald and News, KLAD & The Rock, and Wynne Broadcasting. The Series and Show Sponsors include, Beach’s Jewelers, Klamath Surgery Center, Marlene Keppen, Vern & Fran Gearhard, WESTAF, Oregon Arts Commission & National Endowment for the Arts, Charlie & Eileen Moresi, Moles Photography, Marcella Bell, Margie Bocchi, Dr. Alden & Starla Glidden, Harold & Sally Heaton, Walter & Janet Larson & Stewart & Linda.
Tickets are $24 and $10 with senior, student and military discounts available. The Ross Ragland Theater is located at 218 North 7th Street in Klamath Falls. Telephone 541-884-LIVE (5483) for ticket information and reservations or visit the theater’s website at www.rrtheater.org to purchase tickets online and learn more about the theater. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or noon until showtime the day of any show.