Russian String Orchestra

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Create Your Own PackageThe Ames International Orchestra Festival (AIOFA) welcomes Misha Rachlevsky and the Russian String Orchestra for a m
ini-residency. They will present a public performance in Stephens Auditorium on Tuesday, September 29.

Founded in 1991 as Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the orchestra is comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players and has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of founder Misha Rachlevsky. With highly-acclaimed recording and mesmerizing concerts, the Russian String Orchestra’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.


Variations on the theme by Tchaikovsky                              Anton Arensky

Italian Serenade                                                                        Hugo Wolf

Serenade Melancolique for violin and orchestra                Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Evgeny Pravilov, violin


Longing for Light for string orchestra                                  Jeffrey Prater

String Quartet No. 3 in A minor (orchestral version)       Robert Schumann


The Russian String Orchestra residency is supported, in part, through local option tax funds provided by the City of Ames through the Ames Commission on the Arts and the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program. The performance is made possible, in part, by generous gifts from Arthur Klein, Warren and Beverly Madden, and Rae Reilly and the estate of Peter J. Reilly.