Artist / Program Description
The splendid combinations of the Orion Ensemble offer a chamber music experience that is at once intimate, inviting, and memorable. With an extraordinary repertoire that spans centuries, Orion displays a passion and polished brilliance in classic works by masters such as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Debussy, as well as pieces from contemporary composers including William Bolcom, Peter Schickele, and Augusta Read Thomas. The Orion Ensemble can be heard regularly on WFMT’s nationally broadcast series Live From Studio One, as well as National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
The Orion Ensemble performs the chamber music repertoire written for the many varied combinations of piano, violin, viola, cello, and clarinet. In addition to the standard repertoire, they offer a number of contemporary selections which have been written expressly for the quintet. Programs for young audiences are available.