Venue changed for Oct. 25 NSU Galaxy of Stars show

(Tahlequah, Okla.)--Northeastern State University has announced a change of venue for the opening show of the 2011-12 Galaxy of Stars Series presented by the Sequoyah Institute.

The Oct. 25 concert by Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has moved to the Tahlequah High School Performing Arts Center. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

“The change of venue is unfortunate but necessary to meet the needs of our artists, the production and our audience,” said Amber Cowan, Galaxy of Stars director. “If there are further delays to prevent our season from returning to NSU, we will provide as much advance notice as possible.”

The program will include Gioachino Rossini’s Sonata for strings, Sergei Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives, Op. 22, Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, and other pieces and solos.

“This should be a very playful and passionate program, evoking a range of emotions from audience members of all ages,” Cowan said.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was formed in 1991 by Misha Rachlevsky and has earned national and international recognition as one of Russia’s leading ensembles.

A Moscow native, Rachlevsky started studying violin at age 5. He was educated at the College of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnessin Academy of Music. 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 chamber music.

Rachlevsky founded the New American Chamber Orchestra in 1984 and led it to international prominence, completing nine European tours in four years. In 1989, he undertook a two-year project under which NACO became the resident orchestra of Granada, Spain, while Rachlevsky founded and led Granada’s own chamber orchestra.

Since its founding Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has maintained an active schedule of Moscow performances and regularly tours the Americas, Europe and east Asia. The orchestra’s repertoire includes classic compositions and the sounds and spirit of Russia.

A Learning LIVE matinee performance will also be offered to area schools at the THS PAC at 1 p.m.

“We’re very excited that Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was on board for a Learning LIVE performance,” Cowan said. “The orchestra and Misha have 20-plus years of experience performing and presenting educational outreach with students. The students in attendance are in for an afternoon full of interactive learning and musical fun.”

Individual ticket prices are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. Season tickets for all six shows are four times the individual price, and a “Favorite Four” package is available for three times the price of individual admission. To reserve tickets call (918) 458-2075. For more information visit the Seouyah Institute's website.

For further information visit the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin website. An English language version of the site is available.

The Galaxy of Stars Series is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council. 

Published: 10/10/2011 8:58:17 AM

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