What began a half-century ago as a radical experiment in artistic democracy is today the model of egalitarian music-making. To observe the milestone, Orpheus commences its
50th anniversary season with the same forward-thinking bravado that launched the conductorless orchestra, with a world premiere commission from composer and horn
virtuoso Jeff Scott.
The luminous Tine Thing Helseth returns to perform the opener, as well as Hummel’s dashing Trumpet Concerto. The golden anniversary shines with symphonies
by Haydn and Mozart, two works that shaped Orpheus’ character in concerts and recordings of the 1980s.
Program: Scott / Fanfare for trumpet and winds (Orpheus 50th anniversary commission) // Haydn / Symphony No. 77 in B-flat major, Hob.I:77 // Hummel / Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, S.49 // Mozart / Symphony No. 33 in B-flat major, K.319
The H. Ellis Finger Performance