Orpheus and Nobuyuki Tsujii in Central Park

Twilight in Central Park as Orpheus performs Mozart's Symphony No. 29. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

Listen to the archived broadcast of WQXR host Annie Bergen presenting an all-Beethoven concert by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii from the 111th season of free concerts in Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell on June 28. Read more at WQXR

 

 

For more information about Nobuyuki Tsujii, listen to the interview with and performance by Tsujii from his 2014 appearance at The Greene Space:

 

Program

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

Ludwig Van Beethoven, (1770-1827), Coriolan Overture, Opus 62 (1807)

Ludwig Van Beethoven, (1770-1827), Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, “Emperor Concerto”, Opus 73 (1809-1811)

I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

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Ludwig Van Beethoven, (1770-1827), Symphony No. 5 in C minor, “Fate”, Opus 67 (1804-08)

I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo. Allegro
IV. Allegro

Ensemble LPR Performs Vaughan Williams, Copland, Wolfe and Ives at Naumburg Bandshell

The Naumburg Bandshell concerts are in their 11th year. (Naumburg)

Listen to the archived broadcast as WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon, Ensemble LPR and clarinetist Vasko Dukovski kick off the 111th season of free concerts in Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell on June 14 with a program of 20th and 21st century works. Read more at WQXR

For more information, listen to the interview by WQXR morning host, Jeff Spurgeon, as he talks with Julia Wolfe:

 

 

Ensemble LPR

David Handler, Artistic Director

Vasko Dukovski, clarinet

Ralph Vaughan Williams, (1872-1958), Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

Aaron Copland, (1900-90), Concerto for Clarinet, Strings and Harp (1947-49)

I. Slowly and expressively – Cadenza
II. Rather fast

Vasko Dukovski, clarinet

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Julia Wolfe, (1958-), Cruel Sister (2004)

Charles Ives (1874-1954), The Unanswered Question (Revised Version ca. 1934)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Gets Personal in Central Park

The trees started rustling ominously, and the sky darkened as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performed the first movement Presto of Haydn’s Symphony No. 1, a sense of urgency reflected in its bristling rendition at the Naumburg Bandshell on Tuesday evening…The event was part of the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series, which has offered free concerts to New Yorkers in Central Park since 1905.

—VIVIEN SCHWEITZER, The New York Times
July 22, 2015
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Boston Symphony Chamber Players Balance Acoustics and Expression

There was a great deal of grace — in Nielsen’s Quintet for Winds. It is one of the composer’s most frequently played works, and with good reason. The writing for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn is richly idiomatic, the neo-Classical style joyfully accessible without ever being pat — Stravinsky without the sarcasm. The Boston players turned in a performance that was balanced and expressive.

—CORINNA da FONSECA-WOLLHEIM, The New York Times
July 14, 2015
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