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Ohio Northern University to present Kremlin Chamber Orchestra

Sep 25, 2013

Ohio Northern University’s Department of Music presents the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. The concert will take place in the Snyder Recital Hall in Presser Hall and is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of 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. Nearly half of the more than 1,600 concerts the orchestra has performed to date have taken place in Moscow; the rest were played on tours in 24 countries in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East.

The orchestra’s discography of more than 30 CDs has received widespread international acclaim, such as the Diapason d’Or award in France, Critics Choice in London’s Gramophone, Critics Choice in The New York Times, and Record of the Year award in Hong Kong. Of about 1,000 compositions in the orchestra’s repertoire, more than 20 were written especially for the orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe and the U.S.