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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Bandshell Concert Canceled

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concert at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell has been canceled because of the threat of rain, lightening and thunder.

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Conducting Business

Why Parks Concerts Are No Picnic for Musicians

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Outdoor summer concerts present many hazards: relentless mosquitoes, noisy airplanes, chatty audiences, and stages baked by the afternoon sun. In this podcast, hear stories from the trenches.

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Is Timid Programming Classical Music's Biggest Threat?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

When times are tough, a lot of arts groups go for the sure thing. But it turns out that familiar programming doesn't always mean a more loyal or engaged audience.

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Orpheus Performs Rossini, Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Listen to last week's Orpheus Chamber Orchestra concert in Central Park, which featured works by Beethoven, Haydn and Rossini -- until rain forced it to conclude early.

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On-Demand Audio: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Season Opener

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra opened its 40th season with a Rossini overture, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and a premiere by Augusta Read Thomas. Listen to the archival broadcast.

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WQXR Features

Texts for Earth Echoes by Augusta Read Thomas

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Orpheus commissioned this new work from Augusta Read Thomas in honor of the centenary of Gustav Mahler’s death in 2011. The subject and structure of Earth Echoes reflect Mahler’s final vocal composition, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). Thomas adopted Mahler’s scoring for two vocalists and orchestra, and her work touches upon related themes of life, nature, and renewal. The texts feature selections from fourteen poets representing ten countries spread across thirteen centuries, including a Chinese poem from the eighth century that appears in Mahler’s work.

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Orpheus Opens Central Park Series with Mozart, Grieg and Bartók

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday at 7:30 pm, WQXR kicks off a summer of outdoor events with a live broadcast from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays Rossini, Grieg, Bartok and Mozart.

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Listen: Orpheus Opens Central Park Series

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On Tuesday night, WQXR kicked off a summer of outdoor events with a live broadcast from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Listen to the full concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

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On-Demand: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Vox Humana

Saturday, April 28, 2012

German violinist Viviane Hagner joins Orpheus in a program featuring Vieuxtemps's Violin Concerto No. 5 and Beethoven's Romance No. 2, plus works by Franz Schreker, Alex Mincek and Mozart.

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Legends Old and New

Thursday, October 13, 2011

On Thursday, Oct. 13, WQXR brings you the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in a program that includes a Medieval fable and the world premiere of a commissioned piece from an up-and-coming composer.

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WQXR Features

Slideshow: Spring for Music

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Carnegie Hall becomes part-laboratory, part-pep rally when seven orchestras -- and many of their fans -- arrive this month for the inaugural Spring for Music festival. View photos from the festival, which is being broadcast on WQXR.

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Q2 Music

Spotlight: Aaron Jay Kernis and Paul Moravec

Friday, May 06, 2011

This Friday from 5-8pm, in anticipation of WQXR's kick-off Spring For Music broadcast from Carnegie Hall featuring the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Q2 presents a Spring Fever spotlight on the evocative sound worlds of two featured composers, Aaron Jay Kernis and Paul Moravec. Q2 also turns over the microphone to the composers themselves, as they provide exclusive insights into their own works, from Moravec's Tempest Fantasy to Aaron Jay Kernis's String Quartet No. 2, "musica instrumentalis," both pieces awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Live from Carnegie Hall with Arabella Steinbacher

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tonight at 8 pm: WQXR brings you a live broadcast of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra from Carnegie Hall. German violinist Arabella Steinbacher is the soloist in Mozart's Adagio in E major and Rondo in C major, as well as Hartmann's Concerto funèbre.

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DiMenna Center Gives Itinerant Orchestra a Home

Monday, March 07, 2011

After 37 years on the road, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s has a permanent home base in which it can rehearse, record and manage its administrative affairs, with the opening of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Manhattan’s West Side.

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Live from Carnegie Hall with Vadim Gluzman

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tonight at 8 pm, WQXR brings you a live broadcast of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra from Carnegie Hall. Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman joins Orpheus for the first time in a performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

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Q2 Music

Introducing Aaron Jay Kernis

Monday, January 03, 2011

For the first composer portrait of 2011, Q2 is pleased to focus on Philadelphia-born composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Throughout the week of January 3, we'll feature some of his seminal works, many introduced by the composer himself.

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Live at Carnegie Hall with Kate Royal

Saturday, December 04, 2010

WQXR returns to the stage of Carnegie Hall for a live broadcast of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The program features the soprano Kate Royal and a new spin on the three B's: Barber, Britten and Beethoven.

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WQXR Blog

Garrick Ohlsson's Eloquence Highlights Orpheus Concert

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What touch! Pianist Garrick Ohlsson had an eloquent dialogue tonight with his instrument, with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and with all of us listening to his Carnegie Hall performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. Ohlsson's fingers on the keyboard managed precise intricacies, each note articulated clearly, but I was so impressed with the way all notes integrated into a vivid, thrilling whole.

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Season Opener Live from Carnegie Hall

Thursday, October 14, 2010

On Thursday at 8 p.m. WQXR presents the season opening concert of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The program includes Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Garrick Ohlsson.

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Q2 Music

Project 440: Drumroll Please!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tonight at 6 p.m. Q2 presents the remaining twelve finalists of Project 440, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's initiative in which young composers compete to get one of four commissions from the orchestra.

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