Orpheus Chamber Orchestra [CONCERT]
Orpheus Chamber OrchestraJan Lisiecki, piano ABOUT THIS CONCERTWrapping up our wonderful 2018-2019 season is the excellent, standard-setting Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, performing music of Felix Mendelssohn with the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki. “Edge of the seat intensity” (New York Times) is an identifying characteristic for Orpheus, known for conductorless concerts that impart the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble. It’s a rare experience to hear both a symphony and a concerto in one Coolidge Auditorium evening, especially enjoyable with electrifying partners like these. Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women caps off the concert; inspired by a Maya Angelou poem, her composition honors a trio who truly fit that description: Angelou, Serena Williams, and Michelle Obama—with a final movement bearing a universal dedication: “Every Woman.” Pre-Concert Conversation with the Composer 6:30 pm–Whittall Pavilion PROGRAM V. COLEMANPhenomenal Women, Version for Chamber Orchestra MENDELSSOHNPiano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 25Symphony no. 4 in A major (“Italian”), op. 90 Additional Ticketing Information Reserved seats not claimed by five minutes before the scheduled start of the event will be distributed to RUSH patrons. For more information about RUSH visit www.loc.gov/concerts/tickets.html For patrons unable to obtain a reservation, we still encourage attendance—while there is no guarantee of seating due to the intimate size of some spaces, patrons are almost always able to be accommodated. Children must be at least 7 years old for admittance to concert events. Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Support free programming at the Library of Congress by joining the Friends of Music.
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