Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
490 Riverside Drive, 11th floor
New York, NY 10027-5788
(212) 896 1700
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a radical experiment in musical democracy, proving for fifty years what happens when exceptional artists gather with total trust in each other and faith in the creative process.
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet
Jeff Scott | Fanfare for the Promise of America (New York Premiere, commissioned by Orpheus)
Haydn | Symphony No. 77 in B-flat Major
Hummel | Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, S. 49
Mozart | Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319
The rousing brilliance and reflective sheen of the trumpet propels Orpheus into its second half-century! Luminous trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth returns with Hummel’s masterpiece of classical clarity, and Orpheus brings back symphonies that helped define the group’s effervescent sound in its concerts and recordings from the 1980s. A new fanfare by composer and horn virtuoso Jeff Scott honors this landmark anniversary.
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Hanna Benn | New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Orpheus)
Prokofiev (arr. Andrei Pushkarev) | Sonata in F Minor for Violin, Strings and Percussion (Op. 80)
Mussorgsky (arr. Jannina Norpoth) | Pictures at an Exhibition
Orpheus refreshes the memorable images of Pictures at an Exhibition with a new arrangement by Jannina Norpoth that uses incisive ensemble virtuosity to magnify the overlooked details in Mussorgsky’s original piano score. A new piece by rising star Hannah Benn takes its own visual flight of fancy, responding to works by women of color in the MoMA collection. Rendering Prokofiev’s unflinching violin sonata as a raw and vulnerable dialogue with strings and percussion, Renaud Capuçon plays “with a disarming sureness of touch, his silvery tonal purity combining with a tantalizing Gallic restraint.” (The Strad)
Karen Slack, soprano
Will Liverman, baritone
Special guest TBA, narrator
Traditional | Spirituals (in memory of Paul Robeson)
Beethoven | Incidental Music to Egmont, Op. 84
Orpheus stands up for justice and freedom in this homage to courageous voices. Beethoven, an unyielding critic of despots, channeled his ardor and rage into music for Goethe’s historical drama about a local hero defying foreign occupiers. Featuring an incisive new translation and the clarion voice of Karen Slack, Orpheus illuminates the eternal truths of Egmont. Will Liverman, the “muscular-voiced baritone” (The New York Times) who astonished the world with his starring role in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones at the Metropolitan Opera, joins Orpheus to reimagine spirituals in a tribute to the heroic singer-activist Paul Robeson.
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Angela Hewitt, piano
Bach | Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055
Bach | Keyboard Concerto, No. 2 E Major, BWV 1053
Bach | Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Bach | Concerto for Flute, Violin, Keyboard in A minor (“Triple”), BWV 1044
Bach | Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor, BWV 10
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