Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Legends Old and New

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra rings in its 39th season with a program that includes a Medieval fable and the world premiere of a commissioned piece from an up-and-coming composer.

In Mendelssohn’s Fair Melusina, a mermaid poses as a human six days a week, but trouble erupts when her husband’s curiosity gets the best of him.

The world premiere commission comes from Cynthia Wong is the first of four rising composers commissioned through Project 440.

Haydn’s Symphony No. 73 and Brahms's monumental Violin Concerto (a first for Orpheus) with violinist Gil Shaham round out the program.

WQXR broadcasts the opening night concert from Carnegie Hall live at 8 pm Thursday, Oct. 13, with host Elliott Forrest.

Program Details:

Mendelssohn: Fair Melusina
Cynthia Wong: Memoriam (Project 440 commission, World Premiere)
Haydn: Symphony No. 73, “La Chasse”
Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77

Video: Memoriam by Cynthia Wong, a Project 440 commission

Comments [1]

Bernard Ghitman from Section T11

I wish to purc hase a single ticket for the concert of October 13, 2011, seat as close to our subscription seats as possible.
Am unsuccessful using Ticketmaster!!

Oct. 09 2011 09:00 PM

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