Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, and a passion for artistic excellence. Orpheus strives to be the world’s premier chamber orchestra by performing music at the highest level, challenging artistic boundaries, inspiring the public to think and work with new perspectives, and building a broad and active audience in New York City and around the world.

Orpheus is committed to creating artistic experiences through the following core initiatives:


Orpheus demonstrated its conductorless ability to render the complex scores with taut precision and feverish excitement.


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American Notes
Commissioning original musical works from composers who represent varied music styles and diverse personal backgrounds.


Expanding our reach exponentially through the orchestra’s catalogue of over 70 albums, which have garnered several awards and nominations, including a 2001 Grammy.

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Education & Community Engagement

Reaching over 2,500 students worldwide through our distinctive music-making model.

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Reaching K-12th grade public school students

Orpheus Music Academy
Reaching intermediate through advanced music students

Orpheus Leadership Institute
Reaching corporate and non-profit leaders and students in all fields