Hope College will welcome back the Chamber Kremlin Orchestra on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

As a special bonus, the first 100 ticket buyers receive a free CD.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin - which previously visited Hope in October 2004--has earned national and international recognition as one of Russia's leading ensembles. Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of some of Russia's finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky. Whether it is the group's highly-acclaimed CDs or its mesmerizing concerts, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin's warmth and high energy create addictive performances that stay with listeners long after the last note has been played.

"The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin is an 18-piece string orchestra that, in its attack and uniform bowing, gives a real bite to its music," the "Denver Post" has said.

In addition to an active schedule of presenting concerts and festivals in Moscow, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin tours regularly in North and South America, Europe and the Far East.  With 17 years of excellence under its belt, a devoted audience in its home base, Moscow, an awards-winning CD catalog of more than 30 CDs and an increasing demand for performances internationally, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin enthusiastically continues its busy schedule of concerts, festivals, recordings and touring.

Tickets for the performance are on sale at the ticket office in the DeVos Fieldhouse, and cost $12 for regular admission, $10 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 18 and under. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

The ticket office is in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.