World-renowned chorus from Russia to perform at UWP

November 14, 2002

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2002_11_14.jpg Russian State Chorus will perform Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at UWP's Center for the Arts

PLATTEVILLE-The UW-Platteville Performing Arts Series will feature the 40-member Russian State Chorus on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at UWP's Center for the Arts. The choir, recognized as one of the world's leading choral ensembles, is best known for its performances of the classical Russian repertoire and its many notable world premieres by Schostakovich and Prokofiev.

An outstanding musician and prominent personality of our times, Alexander Sveshnikov founded the world-renowned chorus 67 years ago. Under the leadership of Sveshnikov for 40 years and then Minin, Agafonnikov, Tytianko and currently Igor Raevski, the chorus has been awarded top prizes and honors from countries around the world.

Unique programs, repertoire and powerful performing potential have helped the Russian chorus to win worldwide fame. The chorus has been touring broadly for more than 50 years and its performances have received high acclaim in Europe, the Far East and across the United States. "Its timbre, fluidity, richness, smoothness and mobility are amazing. … Their performance was among the best of all ages," commented the United States press. On the same evening of this performance, a pre-show conversation will be held with a member of the ensemble. This event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts and is free and open to the public.

Reserved seats for this performance are $15 for the general public, $13 for UWP faculty/staff and senior citizens, $8 for UWP students and $10 for children under 18.

Tickets for the Russian State Chorus and all other Performing Arts Series events are available through the University Box Office in the Center for the Arts. The University Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached by calling 608-342-1298. The University Box Office is located in the lobby of the Center for the Arts on the campus of the UW-Platteville at 700 W. Main St. More information on the Performing Arts Series can be found at http://www.uwplatt.edu/arts/cfa.

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