Center for the Arts Presents Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Posted: February 1, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This Saturday, the Center for the Arts presents the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a performance consisting of works by Mozart, Weber, Copland, and Beethoven. Orpheus’s independently guided ensemble encompasses the true meaning of teamwork and communication.

The 26-member chamber orchestra evolved the concept of omitting a conductor from rehearsals and performances. This unique approach provides all Orpheus members with an equal amount of interpretive and artistic freedom–a right usually reserved for the conductor. Musicians use rehearsals as brainstorming sessions to create the collaborative masterpieces from their united point of view.

Named for the Thracian poet Orpheus, who mastered music and enchanted the ancient world, the group was founded in 1972 by cellist Julian Fifer on the principle that all works on their programs should be prepared as if they were chamber music.

An open artistic discussion at 7:15 p.m. on the Concert Hall’s Grand Tier precedes the performance. Tickets for the performance are $50, $42, and $25 and can be purchased through the Center for the Arts. For more information, call x38888.

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