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Foust Artist Series presents Russian String Orchestra

Foust Artist Series Performance March 5

Submitted on February 19, 2018

Georgetown College’s Foust Artist Series welcomes the Russian String Orchestra for a performance on Monday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. Founded in 1991 as Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, it features some of Russia’s finest young string players. The founder and music director is Misha Rachlevsky.

The signature quality of the orchestra is the depth and variety of its repertoire – over 1,000 compositions from early baroque to works written on commission from Rachlevsky and the orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe, and the United States. The orchestra prides itself in offering interesting and often unique programs, according to its website,

“...From work to work, Rachlevsky drew from his players gleaming tone quality, finely nuanced timbres, carefully shaded textures and focused ensemble coordination... But the Shostakovich really caught my attention. The vitality and expressiveness the players spontaneously poured into this work made it the jewel of the day.” The Washington Post

Admission tickets, available only at the door on the day of the performance, are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for non-Georgetown College students. Georgetown College students, faculty, and staff have free admission with their G-Card. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

The Foust Artist Series endowment was established in 1983 by the late Mary Louise Foust, Class of 1938, as a memorial to her parents. It enables the college to annually bring to campus a variety of cultural activities.

Professor of Music Dr. Sonny Burnette coordinates the Foust Artist Series.