Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 07, 2011
By Brian Wise
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.