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Moscow Chamber Orchestra Kicks Off
the Arts Council Performing Arts Series


September 10, 2003
Wednesday - 12:55 am

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council will present the premiere event of the Torch Nights Series, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra performing on October 2nd, 7:30pm, at the Ketchikan High School Auditorium. The Moscow Chamber Orchestra came from Carnegie
Hall to perform to a sold-out audience in Ketchikan in 2001, this time they will perform at Carnegie Hall after Ketchikan. Established in Moscow in 1956, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra has been from the very start an ensemble of the highest artistic and professional standard. Under the superb direction of Maestro Constantine Orbelian, the orchestra will play selections from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin in D minor, Vivaldi's Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings in B flat major, and "La Casa del Diavolo" from Boccherini's Symphony in D minor. The Moscow Chamber Orchestra is renown for its attention to tuning, incisive rhythms and immaculate intonation. The musicians respond to one another impeccably and pick up every nuance of the conductor.

The Arts Council has received tremendous support from a number of sources to make this concert possible. Wells Fargo has provided generous support for this concert, which is part of a Wells Fargo Statewide Tour. The WestCoast Cape Fox Lodge, the Arts Council's 2002 Business of the Year, has extended openhearted hospitality to the Orchestra, and as a special tie-in is offering Russian-inspired menus in the Heen Kahidi dining room during the week of the concert. WESTAF and the NEA Regional Touring Program are underwriting the concert and the two school programs that the Orchestra will perform while they are in town. An event of such magnitude could never take place without the generous support of the businesses that advertise in our concert programs, the individuals, families and businesses that make membership contributions and all of those who are members of the audience. The Arts Council is sincerely grateful for all of the support.

Tickets are on sale now for Moscow Chamber Orchestra at the Arts Council (716 Totem Way), Soho Coho, Tongass Business Center, Madison Hardware, and Mirror Images. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call the Arts Council at 907-225-2211.



Source of News Release & Photo:

Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council
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