January 22, 3:00 pmBuy tickets View All Events
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Renaud Capuçon, violin
“Playing with perfect unanimity, their performances have polish and spirit, and display an infectious love for making music.” —The New York Times
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a radical experiment in musical democracy, proving for fifty years what happens when exceptional artists gather with total trust in each other and faith in the creative process.
In this program, Orpheus refreshes the memorable images of Pictures at an Exhibition with a new arrangement by Jannina Norpoth that uses incisive ensemble virtuosity to magnify the overlooked details in Mussorgsky’s original piano score. A new piece by rising star Hanna Benn takes its own visual flight of fancy, responding to works by women of color in the MoMA collection. Rendering Prokofiev’s unflinching violin sonata as a raw and vulnerable dialogue with strings and percussion, Renaud Capuçon plays “with a disarming sureness of touch, his silvery tonal purity combining with a tantalizing Gallic restraint.” (The Strad)
Join us at 2:15pm for a pre-show Artist Talk. Free with your ticket.