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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell

Naumburg Bandshell

Central Park, New York, NY 10019

The festive summer program features Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21/61 arranged by Andreas Tarkmann; the New York premiere of Othmar Schoeck’s Summer Night, Pastoral Intermezzo for Strings, Op. 58, inspired by the Gottfried Keller poem of the same name; and Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso” arranged by Mahler. The evening is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and will be live-streamed on WQXR and their website. The concert is free to the public.

The Keller poem on which Othmar Schoeck’s work is inspired evokes a lively summer evening: “In a bright summer night, young peasants reap, moved by grateful sensations, the ripe grain of an orphan or widow, who knows no help for this work. Crescent noises, cheers, and harmonica sounds betray the cheerful activity of the old, beautiful custom, until morning cocks, awakening bird calls and early bells call the brave, secret helpers to their own, heavy work.”

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Presented by Naumburg Orchestral Concerts

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21/61 (arr. Andreas Tarkmann)
OTHMAR SCHOECK: Summer Night, Pastoral Intermezzo for Strings, Op. 58 (NY Premiere)
BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso” (arr. Gustav Mahler)

A Free Summer Concert Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon



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