• Dusseldorf, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, and PIERRE BOULEZ!!!

    Dusseldorf, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, and PIERRE BOULEZ!!!

    - Alan Kay, Clarinetist and Artistic Director My son Jonnie and I, along with oboists Matt Dine and James Austin Smith, parted from the group temporarily and took the high-speed train from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf on Sunday the 11th.  It was a fabulous ride!  We hit a top speed of about 279 km/hour (about 173 mph) and were in Düsseldorf [...]

  • Flight Delays, Weinachtsmarkt, Lindt’s Chocolate Musuem, and Italian in Algiers–with an accordion!

    Flight Delays, Weinachtsmarkt, Lindt’s Chocolate Musuem, and Italian in Algiers–with an accordion!

    - Alan Kay, Clarinetist and Artistic Director Our 2011 EuroTour began in John F. Kennedy airport with a slightly-delayed Lufthansa flight to Munich.  We flew in an Airbus A380, which apparently is the largest aircraft in the world—a flying behemoth, but smooth! Unfortunately, we had a major delay in Munich with our flight to Cologne.  We were herded to a [...]

  • Bringing it All Back Home: Orpheus and Albrecht Mayer in Germany

    Bringing it All Back Home: Orpheus and Albrecht Mayer in Germany

    On December 6, Orpheus will embark on a weeklong tour of Germany with Albrecht Mayer, making stops in Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Düsseldorf. As a German native—and principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic—it’s territory that Albrecht Mayer knows well. Yet this will be a different kind of homecoming for the oboe superstar: a concerto performance with Orpheus, which he affectionately [...]

  • A New Look for a New Season

    A New Look for a New Season

    If you came to our performance tonight at Carnegie Hall, you may have notice that Orpheus is adopting a new format for presenting information about the music. Instead of analysis from one perspective, you will find an array of views from musicians and our new Composer-in-Residence, Gabriel Kahane. Instead of detailed descriptions, we are spotlighting key facts. Ultimately, these pages [...]

  • Our First Ever Composer-in-Residence!

    Our First Ever Composer-in-Residence!

    TWO ADDITIONAL CONCERTS THIS SEASON IN BROOKLYN. Committed to changing the way the world thinks about orchestral performance, we are proud to announce our first ever Composer-in-Residence: Gabriel Kahane. We will be integrating Kahane as writer, curator, performer, and ambassador in piloting a new Brooklyn series at Galapagos Art Space, which aims to introduce our distinctive approach to repertoire to [...]