Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Grammy Award-winning classical music chamber orchestra based in New York City add

Category: Music

Founded in 1972.

Countries: United States (43%), (10%), Germany (7%)

Main connections: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Richard Rood (violinist), Carnegie Hall

Linked to: Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, Hartt School, Manhattan School of Music

 

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2000

Richard Rood (violinist) - He has performed in over 20 countries, appeared on over 75 recordings, been nominated for Grammy Awards for recordings with the Harmonie Ensemble, John Patitucci, and the Atlantic Symphonietta, and in 2000, as a member of Orpheus, he won a Grammy Award for the album Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures


2001

Accompanying the critical acclaim for Orpheus' live appearances are numerous distinctions and awards, including a 2001 Grammy Award for "Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures", a 1998 Grammy nomination for its recording of Mozart piano concerti with Richard Goode, the 1998 "Ensemble of the Year" award by Musical America, as well as performances on Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning Gershwin's World add something


2003

In 2003, Orpheus launched the "Orpheus Institute", through which Orpheus musicians share their unique artist-centered philosophy, methodology and skills with college-aged musicians add something


2006

New works by Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Moravec and Melinda Wagner will mark the next installments of Orpheus' "New Brandenburgs" commissioning project, a four-year project begun in 2006, with the goal of premiering six orchestral works modeled on J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg" concerti add something


2007

In March 2007, Orpheus became one of the first winners of the Worldwide Award for the Most Democratic Workplaces sponsored by WorldBlu, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based organization specializing in organizational democracy add something


2008

A collection of Mozart piano concerti with Jonathan Biss is set for release in the fall of 2008, on EMI Classics add something

 

Its 2008–2009 series included performances with pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Jonathan Biss, sitarist Anoushka Shankar, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham add something


2009

Orpheus' 2009-2010 season featured collaborations with celebrated musicians including violinists Henning Kraggerud and Ryu Goto, oboist Albrecht Mayer, pianist Angela Hewitt, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein add something

 

It had its debut on January 31, 2009 with Shankar's daughter, Anoushka Shankar, in the debut performance add something

 

The orchestra returned to Europe in February 2009 for an extensive tour with pianist Jonathan Biss, performing in venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Musikverein add something

 

To conclude its Carnegie Hall season, in May 2009 the Orchestra performed several newly composed, as well as several newly orchestrated, songs by Ned Rorem, with Ms. Graham add something


2010

Orpheus' 2010–2011 season saw the orchestra play with pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Rudolf Buchbinder, soprano Kate Royal, and violinists Vadim Gluzman and Arabella Steinbacher add something

 

Richard Rood (violinist) - Rood received an Honorary Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in 2010 as a member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

 

On May 16, 2010, the orchestra was awarded an honorary degree from Case Western Reserve University at the university's graduation ceremony alongside Katie Couric and M. Cherif Bassiouni add something


2011

During the 2011–2012 academic year, Orpheus was the Artist-in-Residence in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland add something

 

During their 2011–2012 Carnegie season, Orpheus collaborated with violinists Gil Shaham and Viviane Hagner, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, oboist Albrecht Mayer, and mandolinist Chris Thile add something


2012

Trouble in Tahiti - In March 2012, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed the New York premier of the adaptation at Carnegie Hall