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September 1, 2014

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Tonight: Krysa conducts his father, the violinist

Violinist Oleh Krysa is in town to perform as this evening's guest soloist with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra.

If you're wondering how the university snagged an Eastman School of Music professor whose bigger gigs include Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, check the program. He's the father of Taras Krysa, the conductor for the UNLV Symphony Orchestra.

The Ukraine-born Krysa, who studied with legendary violinist David Oistrakh, will perform Tchaikovsky's violin concerto.

The program, "From Russia with Love," opens with Glinka's overture for "Ruslan and Ludmila" and concludes with Prokofiev's suite no. 2 from "Romeo and Juliet."

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Artemus Ham Hall. Tickets are $10, $8 for military members and seniors and free for students. Call 895-2787.

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