Who: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii

        Prof. Markus Dubischar (pre-concert talk)

When: Friday, September 14

          7:00 p.m. Pre-concert talk by Markus Dubischar, Associate Professor of Classics/Classical Civilization Program Chair

          8:00 p.m. Concert

Where: Williams Center for the Arts

What

:  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 / Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 for Piano and Strings (arr. Shuying Li,   Orpheus Commission)

Tchaikovsky / Chamber Symphony No. 1 in D major (after String Quartet Op. 11b, arr. Christopher Theofanidis. Orpheus Commission)

How: Lafayette students - free.  $5 Lafayette faculty and staff.  $33 general admission. Available through the Williams Center for the Arts ticket office, open 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 1-hour prior to performance; by phone at (610) 330-5009; and on line at williamscenter.lafayette.edu