Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform Jan. 29 in the LSU Union Theater.


The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform "Fire and Light" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the LSU Union Theater.

In this concert, Norway’s trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth will adapt concertos by Bach and Albinoni with the orchestra. 

The New York-based orchestra was founded in 1972 by a group of like-minded young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness of an orchestra.

Orpheus performs without a conductor, rotating musical leadership roles for each work, and striving to perform diverse repertoire through collaboration and open dialogue. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered 50 new compositions.

Orpheus’ recordings include the Grammy Award-winning "Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures for Deutsche Grammophon," and more than 70 other recordings for DG, Sony Classical, EMI Classics, BMG/RCA Red Seal, Decca, and others, including its own label, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Records.

Tickets are $18, and $11 for students with valid LSU ID and may be purchased by calling (225) 578-3261 or visiting cmda.lsu.edu.