Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with special guests from Caleb Teicher & Company
About this event
Tonight’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra program explores the movement of music through time and space, weaving together connections, transformations, and new collaborations. We open with the Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, arguably his most well-known work. There is a fluidity in the plaintive melody of the Aria, ushered along by a stream of pizzicato, reminiscent of Bach’s counterpoint.
Then, a delightful collaboration with percussionist Britton-René Collins on the evocative Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and String Orchestra by Ney Rosauro. Music flows in a variety of ways throughout the concerto: driving, still, gentle, playful.
This leads us to tonight’s performance of selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, where all of these elements – fluidity, contemplation, rhythm as a driving force as well as a source of playful interaction – are fully set in motion. Our rehearsals with the dancers from Caleb Teicher & Company have been a journey full of joy. It was fascinating to add to the mix an awareness of the physical movements of the dancers while we explored the expressive characters and rhythmic personalities of each Bach Goldberg variation. Moving through the Bach as if we are one organism has resulted in a whole new experience of this work!
1. Concert – approx. 50 min programme
Villa-Lobos (arr. Krance): Aria from Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5
Ney Rosauro: Concerto No.1 for Marimba and String Orchestra
Britton-René Collins, marimba
Bach (arr. Sitkovetsky): Selections from the Goldberg Variations
Special guests from Caleb Teicher & Company
The concert was filmed at PS21, Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Hudson Valley's new state-of-the-art theater on 100 acres of orchards and meadows in Chatham, NY.
This event was recorded live at PS21, Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham, NY.
Available until Wed, Jan 1, 2025
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