2006-07 Season

Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm

November 1st at 8 pm
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
Free Admission

Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm have developed a unique and distinctive blend of contemporary jazz, African, Afro-Cuban, Latin and funk that powers their performance of original and classic jazz works. Jospé has performed and recorded with major jazz figures such as Michael Brecker, Tony Williams, and Elvin Jones and produced four recordings with Inner Rhythm. Please join us for an evening of exceptional jazz.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Monday, November 6th at 8pm
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, directed by Misha Rachlevsky, was founded in 1991 and comprises some of Russia's finest musicians. In its 15-year existence, the orchestra has released 16 recordings and presented over 1,000 concerts throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. The ensemble will perform works spanning three centuries in their appearance at Radford University.

Bulgarian State Academic Opera "Turandot"

Thursday, January 25th 8pm
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The Bulgarian State Academic Opera was established in 1996 by Ivan Kyurkchiev to follow the great traditions of European opera. Known throughout Europe, the company is particularly renowned for its rich repertoire and large-scale, open-air productions. Their performance at Radford University will be part of their fifth U.S. tour. The beautiful Turandot, a princess in Peking's Imperial Palace, requires suitors for her hand to answer three riddles. However, the young man who successfully guesses the riddles has a test of his own for Turandot. The work features one of the most popular and recognizable arias of all time, "Nessum Dorma." This presentation of Puccini's "Turandot" will be a first in this area of Virginia.

Moscow Festival Ballet "Don Quixote"

Tuesday, March 27th at 8pm
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall

The Moscow Festival Ballet, founded in 1989 by the legendary Sergei Radchenko, presents major works in the classic Russian tradition. The company has toured extensively throughout Europe, Northern Africa, the Far East and the United States. Their performance at Radford University will be part of a 17-week tour and features the classic work "Don Quixote," choreographed by Morius Petipa to the music of Leon Miekus.