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.