ORION STRING QUARTET W/ Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Mozart Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola, & Cello No. 1 in D Major, K. 285
Mozart String Quartet No. 19 in C Major ("Dissonant"), K. 465
Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887, Op. 161
The Orion Quartet is one of the leading chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. Admired for diverse programming that juxtaposes masterworks of quartet literature with key works of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Orion provides singularly rich dimension to its music-making. The members of the Orion String Quartet -- violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips, brothers who share the first violin chair equally, violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Timothy Eddy -- have worked closely with illustrious musicians, such as Pablo Casals, Sir Andras Schiff, Rudolf Serkin, members of the ensemble TASHI, and the Beaux Arts Trio, as well as the Budapest, Galimir, and Guarneri String Quartets. The Orion String Quartet are Artist Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
In the upcoming 2022-2023 season, the Quartet performs Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in a winter concert for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appears again with both the Phoenix Chamber Music Society and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.
During the Quartet's 30th anniversary season in 2917-2018, the group celebrated at principal chamber music series throughout North America. They played the complete Beethoven string quartets in a series of six concerts at Mannes School of Music, where they held the position of Quartet-in-Residence for 27 years.
Heard frequently on National Public Radio's Performance Today, the Orion has also appeared on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center, A&E's Breakfast with the Arts, and on ABC television's Good Morning America.
The Orion String Quartet was established in 1987 and takes its name from the Orion Constellation as a metaphor for the personality each musician brings to the group in its collective pursuit of the highest musical ideals.