Orpheus Chamber Orchestra With Richard Goode, Piano Fine, Schumann & Mendelssohn
The Grammy® Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has invigorated international audiences and critics alike with its superior artistry, energy, and distinctive approach to music-making. Orpheus is committed to illuminating both traditional orchestral repertoire as well as new works by contemporary composers in a unique and liberating manner. Throughout its history, Orpheus has built a legacy with its acclaimed recordings, performances, and collaborations with the world’s most esteemed and dynamic soloists. In addition to the Orchestra’s extensive national and international touring schedule, the ensemble presents an annual concert series at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly at many major New York venues, including Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Orpheus was founded in 1972 by cellist Julian Fifer and a group of fellow musicians who aspired to perform diverse orchestral repertoire using chamber music ensemble techniques. One of the few self-governing ensembles playing today, Orpheus continues this philosophy, performing without a conductor and rotating musical leadership roles for each work. The Orchestra strives to empower its musicians by integrating them into virtually every facet of the organization, literally changing the way the world thinks about musicians, conductors, and orchestras.
In honor of the compelling artistic partnership that has spanned four decades, produced dozens of extraordinary concerts and four unmatched recordings described by critics as "amazing achievements," "thrilling from first to last," "masterly" and "the beautiful thing is the two seem inseparable", Richard Goode and Orpheus will celebrate by performing Schumann's glorious Piano Concerto together for the first time.