Gentle Giants

Tchaikovsky bared his sensitive soul in the String Quartet No. 1, his first mature piece of chamber music; now Christopher Theofanidis, one of the most vivid orchestral composers alive, expands Tchaikovsky’s introspective essay into a radiant Chamber Symphony. Fratres by Estonia’s Arvo Pärt also marked a personal breakthrough, with Gregorian chant and church bells guiding this musical mystic toward radical new simplicity and spirituality. The beloved pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii joins Orpheus for a vibrant new orchestration of Chopin’s early Piano Concerto No. 2 by composer Shuying Li.

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PROGRAM

Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano

PÄRT: Fratres 
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 (arr. Shuying Li, Commissioned by Orpheus)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in D Major (after String Quartet Op. 11b, arr. Christopher Theofanidis. Commissioned by Orpheus)

 

NOW HEAR THIS!

Works listed in red are part of Now Hear This, a new Orpheus initiative dedicated to re-imagining musical gems from the past with new orchestration!

More upcoming performances

Chopin and His Europe | Jan Lisiecki, Piano

August 22, 2018 | 8:00PM
Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera
Warsaw, Poland

Gentle Giants | Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano

September 14, 2018 | 8:00PM
Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College
Easton, PA

Gentle Giants | Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

September 16, 2018 | 3:00PM
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
Purchase, NY

Gentle Giants | Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

September 21, 2018 | 7:30PM
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy, NY

Twilight at Tarisio | Vienna: City of Music

October 10, 2018 | 6:30PM
Tarisio
New York, NY


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