Cellist Alisa Weilerstein To Perform Schumann's Cello Concerto With Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 3/18
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents its final concert of the 2016-17 season at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. The orchestra is joined by cellist and MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Alisa Weilerstein for Schumann's Cello Concerto-the product of a brilliant composer on the brink of insanity. Additionally, the program includes Mendelssohn's Nocturno for Winds; Webern's Five Movements for strings; and Schubert's Symphony No. 6, his tribute to Rossini, Haydn, and Mozart.
The program premieres on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Reformed Church of Bronxville in Bronxville, New York.
MENDELSSOHN Nocturno for Winds
SCHUMANN Concerto for Cello
WEBERN Five Movements for Strings
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6
Subscriptions for Carnegie Hall concerts can be purchased by visiting orpheusnyc.org or calling (212) 896-1704. Single tickets for the March 18th performance, priced at $12.50 - $110, are available for purchase at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website at carnegiehall.org.
About Alisa Weilerstein
"A young cellist whose emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary music have earned her international recognition, ... Weilerstein is a consummate performer, combining technical precision with impassioned musicianship," stated the MacArthur Foundation, when awarding American cellist Alisa Weilerstein a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship.
About Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
A standard-bearer of innovation and artistic excellence, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world's foremost chamber orchestras. It was founded in 1972 by a group of like-minded young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness of an orchestra. With 71 albums, including the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures, and 43 commissioned and premiered original works, Orpheus rotates musical leadership roles and strives to perform diverse repertoire through collaboration and open dialogue. Performing without a conductor, Orpheus presents an annual series at Carnegie Hall and tours extensively to major national and international venues.
About Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Educational Initiatives
Orpheus has trademarked its signature mode of operation, the Orpheus Process®, an original method that places democracy at the center of artistic execution. It has been the focus of studies at Harvard University and of leadership seminars at IBM, Morgan Stanley, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, among others. Two unique education and engagement programs, Access Orpheus™ and Orpheus Institute®, aim to bring this approach to students of all ages.
Orpheus Institute® brings the Orpheus Process® and the orchestra's musicians to select colleges, universities, conservatories, and businesses to work directly with leaders of tomorrow. Corporate employees and students in all fields of study learn from Orpheus' creative process and in areas of collaboration, communication, creative problem solving, and shared leadership. In the coming seasons, Orpheus will continue to share its leadership methods and performance practices as the ensemble provides audiences with the highest level of musicianship and programming.