Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's 44th season at Carnegie Hall is guaranteed to honor the orchestra's commitment to collaborating with world-renowned soloists, bringing attention to lesser-known pieces and expanding the repertoire for chamber orchestra through the commissioning of new works. The 2016-17 four-concert series features pianist Christian Zacharias, pianist and composer Fazıl Say, violinist Vadim Gluzman and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, along with the New York premieres of Orpheus-commissioned orchestral works from composers Jessie Montgomery and Michael Hersch as part of the orchestra's American Notes initiative.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents its final Signature Series concert of the season in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. featuring violinist Pinchas Zukerman as soloist. The concert continues the orchestra's season-long focus on musical influence and adaptation.
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be welcoming Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatshivili to Carnegie Hall as guest soloist on January 30th. They will be playing the dark and stormy Piano Concerto No. 20 by Mozart. According to the press release, the program will include, "New York premiere of Paul Chihara's orchestral arrangement of Rachmaninoff's Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17, Haydn's First Symphony and Arensky's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky."
Following her 75th birthday this past April, composer (and violinist) Ellen Taaffe Zwilich has a stacked 2014-2015 season, including three separate performances--two of which are world premieres--as well as a Swedish radio documentary about her.