FIU Music Series presents “Russian String Orchestra and Clarinetist Alex Fiterstein.”
Misha Rachlevsky, conductor
The FIU School of Music and the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami bring you a glorious program of classical music when Moscow’s finest young string ensemble, the Russian String Orchestra, brings its virtuosity amd warmth to the Wertheim Concert Hall. The Russian String Orchestra, formerly known as Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, has performed to acclaim under the creative mastery of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. The orchestra’s discography of more than 30 CDs has received widespread accolades, such as the Diapason d’OR award in France, Critics Choice in London’s Gramophone, Record of the Year award in Hong Kong and Critics Choice in The New York Times.
About the orchestra
Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of 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. Whether it is the highly-acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin’s warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.
The signature quality of the orchestra is the depth and variety of its repertoire — over 1000 compositions from early baroque to works written on commission from Misha Rachlevsky and the orchestra by composers from Russia, Europe and the USA. The orchestra prides itself in offering interesting and often unique programs, not only for its home audience, but on tour as well.
About Misha Rachlevsky
Misha Rachlevsky’s lifetime affinity for chamber music and chamber orchestra repertoire began at the College of the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnessin Academy of Music. Born in Moscow, his violin studies began at the age of five and continued through the well-traveled path of the Russian school of string playing. 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 the field of chamber music.
About Alex Fiterstein
Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is considered one of today’s most exceptional artists. Fiterstein has performed in recital, with distinguished orchestras, and with chamber music ensembles throughout the world. He won first prize at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition and received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant Award. The Washington Post has described his playing as “dazzling in its spectrum of colors, agility, and range. Every sound he makes is finely measured without inhibiting expressiveness” and The New York Times described him as “a clarinetist with a warm tone and powerful technique.”
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
10910 SW 17th St.,
Miami, FL 33199