Chamber orchestra returns to Troy

Published 8:30 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will be back in Troy by popular demand at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.

Dr. John Jinright, presenter chair for the sponsoring Troy Arts Council, said the TAC is extremely honored to have this outstanding orchestra as a featured calendar event.

“The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is incredible,” Jinright said. “When the orchestra was in Troy before they performed for the students at Charles Henderson High School and the response from the students was tremendous. This time, the orchestra will perform at Pike County High School on Monday afternoon. We are excited that these students will have the opportunity to hear this world-class chamber orchestra in concert.”

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The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is one of the most famous touring orchestras, and it is unique in that it is made up of young string musicians.

The director, Misha Rachlevsky, takes some of the country’s finest young musicians on world tour each year.

“The orchestra changes every year because the goal of most of these young musicians is to land a permanent job with an orchestra,” Jinright said. “The musicians will take time off from the tour to audition for a permanent job and, when they get the job they desire, they will leave the tour.”

Jinright said the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is a wonderful opportunity for young musicians to earn a living and tour at the same time.

The program the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will present in Troy will include selections from Mozart, Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky.

While in the United States, the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will perform in Oregon, California, Florida, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama.

Tickets for the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performance at the Claudia Crosby Theater are $20 and $5 for students with an ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door.