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Music Department Presents I Musici de Montreal Feb. 8

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Plattsburgh State University of New York Music Department will present I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004 at 3 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

Offering "intense gestures [and] opulent pleasures" (Russelsheim), I Musici lends its musical talents to a wide spectrum of chamber music repertoire, from Baroque to 20th-century works, and presents over 100 concerts annually throughout the world. 
Founded by director and cellist Yuli Turovsky in 1983, the Orchestra has recorded more than 40 compact discs, distributed in over 50 countries around the world for Chandos Records.

Among the many accolades bestowed on I Musici are two Opus Prizes awarded in 1998 by the Conseil quwbwcois de la musique for "Recording of the Year" and "Best Recording, Contemporary Music" for its compact disc of works by Gorecki, Port, and Schnittke. In addition, in 1999, the Orchestra received the Grand Prix from the Montreal Urban Community Arts Council for its outstanding contribution to the advancement of music throughout the Montreal Urban Community's territory.

The Montreal Gazette describes I Musici's playing as "perfectly proportioned, delicately sensitive, exquisitely etched, full of grace and delivered with joy."  Under the inspired and ardent direction of Turovsky, who conducts and performs as soloist, I Musici has played the world's major concert halls including New York's Lincoln Center, Toronto's Ford Center, and Geneva's Victoria Hall.

With concert reviews like the following from the Washington Times , you don't want to miss the treat of I Musici : "The flavor was international, the aftertaste Russian and the playing terrific. . .Intense string tone, wide vibrato and emotionally charged portamentos, glorious legato."

Tickets are: $15 general admission; $12 faculty, staff and seniors; and $5 for students. They will be available at the Angell College Center Information Desk and at the door. For more information, contact the Music Department at 518-564-2180.

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