NEW TO YOUTUBE | Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and VC Artist Charles Yang

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Filmed final 12 months, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra collaborated with VC Artist violinist Charles Yang to carry out a piece by dwelling composer and bassist Gregg August.

A member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra himself, August straddles classical, jazz, and Latin kinds in his work as a composer.

This efficiency options Orpheus members violinists Ronnie Bauch, Abigail Fayette, Laura Frautschi, Richard Rood, Miho Saegusa, and Eric Wyrick, violists Dana Kelley and Nardo Poy, cellists Eric Bartlett and Melissa Meell, and bassist Gregg August.



Beginning in 1972, cellist Julian Fifer assembled a bunch of New York freelancers of their early twenties to play orchestral repertoire as if it had been chamber music. As an alternative of taking the trail of symphony orchestra positions, these musicians discovered easy methods to play, plan and promote live shows as a real collective, with management roles rotating from the very first efficiency. At this time, the often performing New-York primarily based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra excursions Europe and Asia and has launched a catalog of over 70 albums on Deutsche Grammophon, Nonesuch, and different labels.

A graduate of The Juilliard Faculty, the place he studied with Glenn Dicterow, and former scholar of Kurt Sassmanshaus, Paul Kantor, and Brian Lewis in his earlier years, Charles Yang is a current recipient of the esteemed Leonard Bernstein Award.

As a genre-bending violinist, Charles performs within the crossover string trio Time for Three, in addition to in a duo with pianist Peter Dugan — the latter of whom he made his VC Vanguard Live shows debut with final 12 months.

Charles’ elaborate profession has seen him carry out on the Aspen Music Competition, Schleswig-Holstein Music Competition, Ravinia Competition, Crested Butte Music Competition — in addition to at venues resembling Carnegie Corridor, Alice Tully Corridor, Lincoln Middle’s Metropolitan Opera Home, David H. Koch Theater, and many others.