RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 12, 2004) — Kremerata Baltica, the chamber orchestra created by illustrious violinist Gidon Kremer in 1997, will perform at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., in the Conference Center on campus. The concert, co-sponsored by UTD and the New Conservatory of Dallas, will be the Dallas debut of the chamber orchestra and part of its U. S. tour en route to Carnegie Hall.
Kremer will perform as lead violinist with the orchestra for the evening’s concert, which will feature a variety of pieces from contemporary composers. The Kremerata Baltica will play Fratres by Estonian Arvo Paert, Musica Dolorosa by Latvian Peter Vasks and Song of the Organ-grinder by Russian Leonid Desyatnikov. The orchestra will perform a few “traditional” classics that have been rearranged. These works include Valse-Caprice by Schubert-Liszt, arranged by D. Oistrach-G. Pelecis, and G Major Quartet by Schubert, arranged by Kissine.
In 2002, the Kremerata Baltica won a Grammy for After Mozart. The group’s most recent album, Russian Seasons, was nominated for a Grammy in 2003. The orchestra consists of 28 musicians, whose average age is 27, from the Baltic States of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. It is considered one of the most prominent international ensembles.
Kremer created the Kremerata Baltica as a 50th “birthday present to myself” after establishing himself as a premier musician. Kremer has worked with many world-class conductors, including Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert von Karajan, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Muti, James Levine, Zubin Mehta and Sir Neville Marriner.
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Tickets for the concert are $20 for general admission and f ree to UTD students with a UTD photo ID at the venue box office the night of the event. Discounts are available to faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and students. UTD ticket office hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the door one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2972.
For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls about 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.