Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Williams Center for the Arts
$33 general public; $5 fac/staff; FREE for Laf students

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano


The beloved Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii possesses an arresting technique and a natural gift for pianistic color. He returns with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to open the 2018/19 season with an innovative orchestration of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, in which virtuoso showmanship mingles with the intimacy of the composer’s solo music. Orpheus further explores the spiritual ecstasy of Arvo Pärt’s Fratres; and the sensitive, introspective artistry of Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 is expanded into a radiant chamber symphony by Christopher Theofanidis, one of today’s most vivid orchestral composers.


Program: Pärt / Fratres (arranged for chamber orchestra) // Chopin, arr. Shuying Li / Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 for Piano and Strings // Tchaikovsky, arr. Christopher Theofanidis / Chamber Symphony No. 1 in D major (after String Quartet Op. 11b)


7 p.m. pre-concert talk by Markus Dubischar, Associate Professor, Charles Elliott Scholar of Latin and Greek, in Williams Center Room 108.