Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Performs With Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii In Gentle Giants At Carnegie Hall

In its 46th year of innovative concerts, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra kicks off its 2018-19 Carnegie Hall series on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Gentle Giants, featuring 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition-winning Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii. Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Pärt- three of music's gentlest giants - turned inward to discover their groundbreaking, heart-wrenching voices. Now Orpheus expands the reach of their pivotal masterpieces through lucid re-orchestrations. Tsujii, who has been blind since birth, joins Orpheus for Chinese-American composer Shuying Li's new chamber orchestra arrangement of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21. The program also includes Arvo Pärt's Fratres and Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 reimagined and arranged for chamber orchestra by Christopher Theofanidis. Both arrangements were commissioned by Orpheus.

The program receives its world premiere on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton, PA and will also be performed on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in Purchase, NY; and Friday, September 21, 2018 at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY.

Beginning at 5:15pm before the September 20 Carnegie Hall concert, Orpheus celebrates the new season with Opening Night: Celebrating 30 Years in Japan with Nobuyuki Tsujii. This special evening will be distinguished by the presence of the Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York, Reiichiro Takahashi, and celebrates three decades of cross-cultural partnership with Japan, where Orpheus has shared the joy of music with audiences across 30+ cities since 1988. Opening Night begins with cocktails and a formal dinner and an intermission reception and post-concert toast with the artists will punctuate the evening. Tickets start at $250. For more information on the opening night reception, visit www.orpheusnyc.org/opening-night or contact Ji Hae Oh at joh@orpheusnyc.org or 212.896.1713.

Program Information
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano
Link: https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/09/20/orpheus-chamber-orchestra-0800pm

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