Russian String Orchestra

Russian String Orchestra
(formerly Chamber Orchestra Kremlin)

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 | Polsky Theatre

$21 - $25 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package

Friends Hospitality at 6:15 p.m.; Pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m.


Misha Rachlevsky, Music Director


Whether through its highly acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, the Russian String Orchestra (formerly Chamber Orchestra Kremlin) delivers warm, high energy performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played. Founded in 1991, the orchestra, which comprises 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. The signature quality of the orchestra is the depth and variety of its repertoire – more than 1,000 compositions from early baroque to new works written on commission by composers from Russia, Europe and the U.S.

For this concert, the RSO will perform:

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)  Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra, Op. 20 (1892)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)  Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (1960)  (String quartet No. 8, arranged by R. Barshai)
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)  Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 22 (1875)

Friends Hospitality

6:15 p.m., March 3, 2018

Pre-show talk

6:30 p.m., March 3, 2018