The Vienna Chamber Orchestra, which recently its 52nd season, will be

performing this Sunday at the University of Tennessee Music Hall at 8

p.m.

The orchestra is recognized as one of the premier interpreters of the

chamber ensemble repertoire. Its performances around the world have earned

the orchestra accolades from audiences and critics alike.

The orchestra's successful collaboration with Phillipe Entremont began in

1976. Under the direction of Maestro Entremont, now the ensemble's chief

laureate, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra has performed in the major music

capitals throughout Europe and North America and has made several tours of

Japan.

The orchestra continues to be a tremendous favorite among American

audiences. The ensemble returned to North America in the spring of 1991 as

part of a worldwide tour celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mozart's

death. Its 1996-97 American tour was part of the orchestra's worldwide 50th

anniversary celebration.

Entremont is not only conductor of the orchestra, but also a performing

solo pianist with the group. Entremont is also the principal conductor of

the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Israel

Chamber Orchestra. In 1998 the French government named Entremont a

Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, the highest decoration of its

field.

Admission prices for the performance are $5 for UT students, $10 for UT

faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. For ticket information,

call 656-4444. For general information on this or any upcoming events, call

the Cultural Attractions Committee at 974-5455.