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Orpheus 50th Anniversary Gala Featuring Tine Thing Helseth | Honoring Julian Fifer & Kim Bleimann

Tribeca Rooftop | 2 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY

JUN 14 2023 | 6:00PM
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Tickets From $2500
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  • 6:15pm


  • 7:30pm

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra & trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth

  • 8:30pm

    Dinner & Silent Auction

Tribeca rooftop interior

Please join us in celebrating Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season with a private concert, dinner, a silent auction, and beautiful views from Tribeca Rooftop. Let us raise a toast to fifty years of Orpheus and many more to come as we honor Kim Bleimann, Chairman of the Board and Julian Fifer, Founder of Orpheus.

For reservations and inquiries, please call Maya Wolf at (212) 896-1700 or email mwolf@orpheusnyc.org.

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About the honorees

Kim Bleimann

In his professional life, Kim has worked in the flavor and fragrance industries since 1973, the year which he joined Berjé, Inc. He assumed ownership and became the President in 1981 and has grown the organization from nine employees to over two hundred people of twenty nationalities. Now in its 74th year, Berjé has been an active and vital supplier to the flavor and fragrance trades in eighty-five countries.

Kim's extraordinary contributions to Orpheus include eighteen years of service on the Board of Directors, the last seven as Chairman. His leadership and optimism during challenging periods have been pivotal in ensuring both the health and continuing success of Orpheus. We were able to mark 50 years as a world-class orchestra, in large part, because of Kim's support. Even our home base, Carnegie Hall, honored Kim in 2008 for his work in support of this historic venue.

Julian Fifer

In 1972 Julian founded Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City with musicians who shared his passion to make music as one among equals. As cellist and executive director, Julian guided the ensemble from a counterculture startup to the top echelon of the concert world. In 1984, Julian negotiated the largest record contract held by an American orchestra, resulting in the production of over 50 discs for Deutsche Grammophon.

In 2009, Julian was invited to serve as the executive director of the Italian organization Musicians for Human Rights. His work with the Global Campus of Human Rights, the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union, and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua culminated with the recent publication of The Routledge Companion to Music and Human Rights.

For over 50 years Julian Fifer has devoted himself to music and artistic management — as cellist, executive director, opera producer, festival manager, lecturer, and mentor. These roles have enabled him to bring musicians together with concert audiences, children, refugees, and asylum seekers to encounter the humanity of others through music. Julian believes “that the connection through music to joy, sadness, grief, oppression, hope, or love presents opportunities to recognize one’s own humanity, dignify others by acknowledging their personal experiences and contemplate our collective humanity.”

About the artist

Tine Thing Helseth

Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed the trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, open-minded philosophy, Tine’s ever-expanding repertoire ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work in classical music, including “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, the 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and second prize in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, to which Tine returned to serve as juror for the 2016 competition. In 2007, Tine had the rare honour of being the first ever classical artist to win Newcomer of the Year at the Norwegian Grammy® Awards (Spellemannprisen).

Tine resides in Oslo and maintains an active role in her community as a regular TV and radio presenter, and teaches trumpet at the Norwegian Academy of Music. An all-round musician, she also regularly performs in some of the most iconic jazz bars in Norway. In June 2013, Tine launched her own project, Tine@Munch, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, featuring a variety of performances and guest artists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti, and Truls Mork. Since 2019, she is a member of Artistic Board at Risør Chamber Music Festival.

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Reservations & Inquiries

Tickets start at $2,500. For details, please call Maya Wolf at (212) 896-1700 or email mwolf@orpheusnyc.org.