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Wisconsin Lutheran College opens Guest Artist Season with State Symphony Capella of Russia

August 20, 2007

MILWAUKEE – State Symphony Capella of Russia kicks off Wisconsin Lutheran College’s 2007-08 season Friday, September 14, 2007. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

The 50-voice State Symphony Capella of Russia was founded in 1991 as a result of the merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir and the state Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture. Specializing in a strictly disciplined performing regimen, the Capella is known for its rich, warm sound, nobility of expression, skillfully balanced sections, wonderful soloists and superb musicality. In addition to the United States, the Capella has toured Spain, Hungary, France, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Canada, England and Italy. Critics around the world have noted the Capella’s flawless vocal and choral technique, crystal-clear and precise intonation and the unfailing attention to poetic lyrics.

The Capella concert is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college’s Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $35 general, $32 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.