Orpheus Chamber Orchestra New Brandenburg Performance
Friday, February 05, 2010
WQXR presents a live broadcast of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Sea Orpheus, the final concerto in a series of six comissioned by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as companion pieces to J.S. Bach's original "Brandenburg" concerti.
Maxwell Davies isan English composer and conductor who currently serves as "Master of the Queen's Music."
In addition to Maxwell Davies, other composers involved in the commissioning project include: Stephen Hartke, Christopher Theofanidis, Melinda Wagner, Paul Moravec, and Aaron Jay Kernis.
Sea Orpheus' premiere will feature the acclaimed pianist Christopher Taylor.