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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

January 22, 3:00 pm

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Change the Frame: Mussorgsky, Prokofiev & Hanna Benn
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

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. This piece was commissioned by Orpheus for their 50th anniversary, and inspired by works of art in the Museum of Modern Art (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)

HANNA BENN: View (Un)titled – world premiere, Orpheus commission
PROKOVIEV (ARR. ANDREI PUSHKAREV): Sonata in F minor for Violin, Strings and Percussion (Op. 80) Renaud Capuçon, violin
MUSSORGSKY (ARR. JANNINA NORPOTH): Pictures at an Exhibition

Run time: 96 minutes, including intermission.

Join us at 2:15pm for a pre-show Artist Talk. Free with your ticket.

Please note that mask-wearing is strongly recommended for audience members at The PAC.


Program Notes
We’ve gone green – our program books are now fully digital. This not only saves on paper and ink but allows us to share the books more widely. Click here to view the program book for Orpheus’ “Change the Frame,” complete with artist bios and program notes.

Behind the Scenes Blog – 5 Questions for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has been a regular presence on our stages for decades. Looking ahead to the January 22 concert, we posed a few questions to Artistic Director and trumpeter for Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Louis Hanzlik. Read his responses in our latest blog post and learn more about the program and what makes Orpheus so unique. Click here to read the blog.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
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. Visit Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s website.

Renaud Capuçon
French violinist Renaud Capuçon is firmly established internationally as a major soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He is known and loved for his poise, depth of tone, and virtuosity, and he works with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, artists, venues, and festivals. Read more about Renaud Capuçon.