The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts to Present ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA in its Annual Summer Concert Series Through 2016
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven, Haydn, Rossini, Tchaikovsky
The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts will present Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in its summer concert series in Central Park for three more seasons, beginning in 2014. Orpheus recently concluded its second consecutive season with Naumburg, having opened the classical music series in 2012, and will continue to perform at the historic Naumburg Bandshell through summer 2016. For previous Naumburg concerts, Orpheus has presented programs of popular and lesser-known works from the 18th and 19th centuries. In their most recent concert for the series in July 2013, Orpheus performed works by Beethoven, Haydn, Rossini, and Tchaikovsky. For more information, visit www.naumburgconcerts.org.
Orpheus' Executive Director, Krishna Thiagarajan, said "It is very important to me that Orpheus has a presence in the New York summer scene, with an outlet that is free and accessible for everyone where they can enjoy music under New York's green canopy. Naumburg has a wonderful history and Orpheus is proud to be a part of this extraordinary series."
Naumburg's President, Christopher W. London, said, "We are delighted to present Orpheus for the next three years and to continue to bring the exceptional art of this premier ensemble to tens of thousands of New Yorkers."
Orpheus' 2013-14 season includes its annual concert series at Carnegie Hall along with domestic and international tours. The Carnegie Hall concert series will trace the evolution of the concerto over the past four centuries, featuring soloists such as pianist Brad Mehldau(performing the New York premiere of his work Variations for Piano and Orchestra on a Melancholy Theme), clarinetist Martin Fröst, pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, and violinist Christian Tetzlaff. The season's programming includes both classical works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartók and rarely performed pieces by Zoltán Kodály, Irving Fine (to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth), and Joseph Joachim. In January, Orpheus will take up residency at theCartagena Festival Internacional de Música in Colombia. The ensemble will also travel with Mr. Tsujii, winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, for a tour to Florida followed by a ten-city concert tour to Japan. And during a five-concert domestic tour, Orpheus will perform with Japanese-American violinist Ryu Goto.
About Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has over its 41-year history revolutionized how audiences think about classical music and orchestral leadership. By abandoning traditional hierarchies, Orpheus conforms to a democratic model holding rehearsals that encourage artistic discussion, rotating seating assignments for each piece, and performing works from the classical to contemporary without a conductor. The orchestra has recorded over 70 albums including the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures, and to date has commissioned and premiered more than 40 original works. In addition to its annual concert series at Carnegie Hall, Orpheus has established an international reputation with tours to Europe, Asia, and South America. The ensemble has trademarked its signature mode of operation with the Orpheus Institute, founded in 2003 to educate the next generation of musical entrepreneurs with residencies at the University of Maryland, University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.