Russian Orchestra

Audience members will get a chance to vote on what they want to hear during a performance by the Russian String Orchestra at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg on Thursday, October 20.

The orchestra, based in Moscow, Russia, will perform in Barrus Concert Hall in the Snow Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series. 

Prior to the start of the second half of the program, the audience will vote on which piece of music they would like to hear by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak or Schoenberg. 

Founded in 1991, the Russian String Orchestra is comprised of some of Russia's finest young string players. Formerly known as the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the ensemble has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. 

About half of nearly 2,000 concerts the orchestra has performed to date have taken place in Moscow, the rest were played on tours in 25 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Far East.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at or on school days from the University Store Ticket Office (496-3170).