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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Opens 92nd Street Y Season with Richard Goode


On October 19, the award-winning chamber orchestra and celebrated pianist usher in the return of in-person concerts at 92Y

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2021

For its first in-person, indoor, public concert in New York City since the beginning of the pandemic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform a captivating program of Mozart and Boulogne with the legendary pianist, Richard Goode, at the 92nd Street Y. The concert will be available to ticket holders at both 92Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall, as well as via digital streaming.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Richard Goode have both toured and recorded together to great acclaim. Of their recording of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, The New York Times declared Goode’s interpretation of this piece “a constant joy.” Orpheus also performs the overture to Joseph Boulogne’s sprightly The Anonymous Lover, and Mozart’s brilliant “Linz” Symphony.

In addition to this return to New York City concerts at 92Y, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will also perform in early 2021 at Carnegie Hall, in three programs which feature guest soloists Pekka Kuusisto, Arturo Sandoval, and Nobuyuki Tsujii. These Carnegie Hall concerts are the core of Orpheus’s yearly programming, and this year they will be held fully in-person. 

Recently, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra released a box set on Deutsche Grammophon with a staggering 55 CDs in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2022. Included are engrossing recordings with Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Jan Lisiecki and Gil Shaham, as well as remarkable soloists such as clarinetist Charles Neidich and French hornist William Purvis from within the orchestra. Additionally, there is an unpublished recording of Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony from 2018, alongside outstanding programs presented with original cover art, and a 148-page booklet featuring never-before-seen material from the Orchestra’s archives. 

The formation of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 1972 was facilitated by the zeitgeist: the anti-establishment values of the protests against the American war in Vietnam, as well as the cooperative spirit fostered by the rising ideal of collective artistic leadership. Dov Scheindlin, violist with Orpehus, explains: “[Orpheus] helped to demolish the Maestro myth, that leadership must be assigned to one firm hand, and brought a spirit of participation and equality to the fore.” The orchestra’s philosophy of collective and democratic leadership – from repertoire selection to rehearsal to its social activity – extends from its foundation through to today.

Key dates

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:30PM (ET)
92nd Street Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Richard Goode, piano

BOULOGNE |Overture to L’Amant Anonyme
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K 503
MOZART Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 “Linz”


Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 8:00PM (ET)
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

HANNAH KENDALL: Tuxedo: Plaid x Plaid (world premiere)
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 “Turkish”
SCHUBERT: Chamber Symphony in B-flat Major (after Piano Sonata D. 960) (arr. Heribert Breuer)


Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:00PM (ET)
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet

GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture (arr. Javier Diaz)
ARTURO SANDOVAL: Concerto for Trumpet No. 2 (arr. Gregg August
LECUONA: Andalucia Suite (arr. Jannina Norpoth)
ARTURO SANDOVAL: To Diz With Love (arr. Gregg August)
ARTURO SANDOVAL: A Time For Love (arr. Gregg August)
ARTURO SANDOVAL: Every Day I Think Of You (arr. Gregg August)
ALDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN: New Work for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra (WorldPremiere)


Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00PM (ET)
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor (arr. Shuying Li)

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

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