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Monday, October 5, 2009

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin Returns to SU October 6

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University hosts one of the world’s premier chamber string orchestras when the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

The concert includes Gioachino Rossinni’s Sonata for Strings, selections from Profokiev’s Visions Fugitives and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

Founded in 1991, the orchestra is comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players. The ensemble has received glowing reviews from newspapers throughout North America. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel it is “an ensemble of remarkably tight discipline and heart-on-the-sleeve expressiveness.” The New York Times lauds conductor Misha Raschevsky who “elicits warm, full-blooded and virtuosic playing.”

According to Raschevsky, Rossini’s early opus shows the promise fulfilled in his operas, and along with Profokiev’s “glances,” creates a playful first half of the concert. The performance concludes with the passionate Serenade, one of Tchaikovsky’s personal favorites. Written simultaneously with the 1812 Overture, he conducted it throughout Europe, as well as in Baltimore and Philadelphia during his 1891 visit to the United States.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at

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