Two world premieres for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2017-18

Posted on: January 19, 2017

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has announced four concerts at Carnegie Hall during the 2017-18 season, the first on October 26 featuring the commissioned world premiere of Vijay Iyer’s Asunder, on a program with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, with soloist André Watts. A second world premiere is scheduled for December 2: Shuying Li’s Down Came the Sunlight: Into the Twenty-third Day on a concert with Handel’s “Water Music” Suite No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Truls Mørk. Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth will perform concertos of Albinoni and Bach on February 3, and violinist Lisa Batiashvili will be soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 on March 24. The season will also include Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”), and a work by Paul Chihara based on Prokofiev’s transcriptions of waltzes by Schubert. In addition to public concerts at Carnegie Hall, Orpheus works with students at New York City public schools; the conductorless ensemble also sends its musicians to colleges, universities, conservatories, and businesses to share the ensemble’s leadership methods and performance practices.

Posted January 19, 2017