Orpheus Chamber Orchestra comes to Beaver Creek
Ryan Summerlin March 19, 2013
BEAVER CREEK – A premier chamber orchestra, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, performs with long-time collaborator Richard Goode at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Wednesday night.
Founded in 1972 by cellist Julian Fifer and a group of fellow musicians, the Orpheus is celebrating its 40th year. The Grammy-Award winning orchestra has invigorated international audiences and critics alike with its superior artistry, energy, and distinctive approach to music making.
With more than 70 albums, Orpheus is committed to illuminating both traditional orchestral repertoire as well as new works by contemporary composers in a unique and liberating manner. Over the past forty years, the orchestra has built a legacy with its acclaimed recordings, performances, and collaborations with the world’s most esteemed and dynamic soloists.
“The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s greatest orchestras,” said Kris Sabel, executive director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center. “They consistently present the most intricate works with brilliant proficiency and composure.”
Tonight, award-winning pianist Richard Goode will join the orchestra as their “Honorary Member.” In celebration of the compelling artistic partnership that has spanned four decades, Goode and the Orpheus will perform Schumann’s unmatched Piano Concerto together for the first time as well as Mendelssohn’s vibrant Symphony No. 4.
Tickets for The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra are available online at vilarpac.org, by phone at 970-845-TIXS or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek.