Orpheus Performs Rossini, Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky

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The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra resumes its concert on July 9, 2013, at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park following a rain shower.

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra returned to the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park for a performance that airs on Saturday, July 13 at 7 pm.

In this concert — recorded on July 9 — Orpheus presented a program of popular and lesser-known works from the 18th and 19th centuries. Rossini's Overture to Cambiale di matrimonio (the "bill of marriage") is followed by Beethoven's popular Violin Romance No. 2 (with soloist Eric Wyrick, concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony). Haydn's Symphony No. 44, nicknamed "Trauer" ("mourning") was played at the composer's funeral at his own request, but rain delayed the concert after the second movement and WQXR had to end its recording.

Instead, the broadcast will feature a previous recording of Orpheus performing Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, as well as Copland's "Appalachian Spring."

Terrance McKnight hosts this recorded broadcast.

Broadcast program details:

Rossini: Overture to Cambiale di matrimonio
— Orpheus Chamber Orchestra live from the Naumburg Bandshell.

Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50
— Orpheus Chamber Orchestra live from the Naumburg Bandshell, with violin soloist Eric Wyrick.

Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor, “Trauer” Hoboken 1/44 (first two movements)
— Orpheus Chamber Orchestra live from the Naumburg Bandshell.


Britten: "The Ploughboy" and "Bird Scarer's Song"
— Nicholas Phan, tenor with Myra Huang, piano (“Ploughboy”) and Sivan Magen, harp (“Bird Scarer”)

Goldman: On the Mall-Right On
— — Goldman Band, live 1972 recordings from the WNYC Archives.

Glass: Suite from Orphee (arranged by The Knights)
— The Knights live from the Naumburg Bandshell on June 25, 2013.

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major, Opus 48
— Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, from DG recording.

Copland: "Appalachian Spring"
— Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, live from Carnegie Hall on March 24, 2012.

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