TAC gets state arts council grant

Published 7:30 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Troy Arts Council has been awarded a $2,400 grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to bring the Kremlin Orchestra to Troy in February.

The TAC grant was one of 170 grants totaling $1,981,920 the state arts council awarded at its September meeting. The grants awarded will support arts in education, folk art, community, literature, performing and visual arts programs.

John Jinright, TAC presenter chair, expressed appreciation to the state arts council for its continuing support.

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“This grant makes it possible for us to bring an outstanding chamber orchestra to Troy,” Jinright said. “Without the support of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, this would not be possible.”

The “From Russia with Love” concert will be performed at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2011.

“We have asked that much of the concert be focused toward this special day,” Jinright said.

The Kremlin Orchestra has earned national and international recognition as one of Russia’s leading ensembles.

“The orchestra is made up of some of Russia’s finest young string players,” Jinright said. “It has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. “The orchestra’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that its audiences will remember for a long time. We are very fortunate to have this orchestra come to Troy.”

The Kremlin Orchestra presents concerts and festivals in Moscow and tours regularly in North America, South America, Europe and the Far East.