Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
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New York, NY 10027-5788

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Press Kit

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Brings Orpheus Reflections to Wartburg Adult Care Community

FRIDAY MAR 29 2019 5:11AM

A Program Designed to Bring the Healing Power of Music to People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Forms of Dementia and Their Caregivers

New York, NY

Musicians from the Grammy Award-winning conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will present an Orpheus Reflections program to residents of Wartburg on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 2pm in their historic chapel.

Orpheus Reflections is a program designed to bring the healing power of music to people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and their caregivers. Music can bring emotional and physical closeness, help to ease stress, and encourage positive interactions. These 45-minute programs bring small groups of Orpheus musicians to perform in spaces where attendees are comfortable, such as public venues or private care centers. Sessions close with a meet and greet with the musicians.


  • Elizabeth Mann, flute
  • Laura Frautschi, violin
  • Melissa Meell, cello

*Interview opportunities with Orpheus musicians and/or administrators available


Monday, April 1, 2019
2:00-2:45 pm

Cameras please arrive by 1:50pm. Please note that filming and photography will be limited to the perimeter of the chapel so it does not interfere with Orpheus filming.



Wartburg Chapel
1 Wartburg Place
Mt. Vernon, NY 10552


Katy Salomon

Email: katy@morahanartsandmedia.com

Phone: 863.660.2214

Angela Ciminello

Wartburg Vice President, Development & Marketing

Email: ACiminello@wartburg.org

Telephone: 914.513.5179

About Wartburg

Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, its continuing care approach has earned Wartburg a trusted reputation in Westchester. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the "Best Nursing Homes in New York State" by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year in 2018.

More Information: www.wartburg.org

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Wartburg Instagram Page: www.instagram.com/wartburgadultcare

About Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Orpheus believes in empowering the unique voice of all people to make a valuable contribution. Working together as a collective of leaders, members explore each other’s musical ideas using their signature collaborative method, the Orpheus Process®, and give flight to vibrant, unconventional interpretations. Orpheus performances unfold dynamically, moment-by-moment, creating an energy shared by musicians and audiences alike.

The Grammy Award-winning ensemble was founded in 1972 by a group of like-minded young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness of an orchestra and has performed without the use of a conductor since its inception. Musicians rotate leadership roles for all rehearsals and performances as well as organizational capacities such as programming and governance.

Orpheus has recorded over 70 albums on all major classical labels and commissioned and premiered 49 new works for chamber orchestra. In February, Orpheus released its new album Mendelssohn on Deutsche Grammophon featuring Polish-Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki. The orchestra also was recently featured on Wayne Shorter’s Grammy Award-winning album Emanon. Orpheus presents an annual performance series in New York City featuring collaborations with world-class guest soloists. A touring ensemble, Orpheus has performed in major international venues across 167 cities in 46 countries across four continents and has appeared regularly in Japan for 30 years.

Orpheus is committed to sharing its collaborative Orpheus Process® with communities worldwide through engagement programs for listeners of all ages. These include underwritten concert tickets and in-class visits from musicians for K-12 NYC students, development opportunities for emerging professional musician from demographics underrepresented in classical music, and Orpheus Reflections, an enriching program for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and their caregivers.

For more information about Orpheus please visit www.OrpheusNYC.org or call 212.896.1700.

Public Relations

Katy Salomon[link email address: katy@morahanartsandmedia.com], Morahan Arts & Media