Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Friday, February 10, 2012 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the few ensembles playing today that performs without a conductor and rotates musical leadership for each work. This presents obvious challenges for the musicians but it also offers great rewards: By performing without a conductor, Orpheus conveys the intimacy of chamber music in work of orchestral proportions, changing the way we think about musicians, conductors, and orchestras in the process.
For the first half of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, Orpheus will be joined by Thibaudet, a pianist known for his poetic musicality and dazzling technical prowess, in a performance of Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, op. 35, no. 2 as well as Tippett's Divertimento on "Sellingers' Round." The second half will feature the ensemble in Honegger's Pastorale d'ete and Tchaikovsky's Serenade in C for Strings, op. 48.
Learn more about the performers featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library: Recordings featuring the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Recordings by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Books: As one of the world’s premier chamber ensembles, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra operates according to an unusual model, an inventive structure based on shared leadership: the orchestra rehearses, performs, and records without a conductor. Harvey Seifter, executive director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, along with author Peter Economy, refines the core principles behind this innovative style of management and explores the ways this ideology may be used effectively in the business world in Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World’s Only Conductorless Orchestra. Also, don't miss "The Invisible Leader: Lessons for Leaders from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra", an essay in John Luban's "Leading From the Middle," and Other Contrarian Essays on Library Leadership!