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Photo by: Andreas Hafenscher

The Orion String Quartet Performs
the Giuseppe Verdi Quartet in E minor for Strings

As we begin to plan the June 2021 Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival with our Artistic Directors Marcy Rosen and Catherine Cho, we are delighted to share with our audiences the 2017 performance by the Orion String Quartet of Giuseppe Verdi Quartet in E minor for Strings, courtesy of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.

The Orion Quartet was scheduled to appear during the cancelled live 2020 Festival and we remain hopeful that they will perform at a future Festival.



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THE ORION STRING QUARTET is one of the leading chamber music ensembles today. Admired for their diverse programming that juxtaposes masterworks of the quartet literature with key works of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Orion remains on the cutting edge of programming through commissions from composers ranging from Chick Corea to Wynton Marsalis and a creative partnership with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. The members of the Orion String Quartet—violinists Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips (brothers who share the first violin chair), violist Steven Tenenbom, and cellist Timothy Eddy—have worked closely with Pablo Casals, Sir András Schiff, Rudolf and Peter Serkin, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, the Beaux Arts Trio, and the Guarneri String Quartet, among others. The Orion String Quartet are season artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Formed in 1987, the quartet 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.