Lisa Batiashvili, award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall concert

Lisa Batiashvili will perform with the Orpheus orchestra for the first time. Photo: Lisa Batiashvili artist Facebook page., 09 Mar 2018 - 17:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s award-winning violinist Lisa Batiashvili will join the acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for a show at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall venue later this month.

The concert will mark the first collaboration between Batiashvili and the Grammy Award-winning group promoted as "one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras”.

They will team up to showcase works by Franz Schubert and Sergei Prokofiev, two of the most prolific composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

See Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Melissa Meell and Miho Saegusa preview the concert with Lisa Batiashvili below:

Schubert faced constant rejection, yet his attempt to break into the world of theatre music with Rosamunde contains moments of sheer bliss.”
Prokofiev endured political and artistic exile, yet his second violin concerto is bursting with elegance. Still, each persisted in creating music of uncompromising beauty and honesty”, said a preview for the Carnegie Hall event.

The concert will mark the Orpheus orchestra’s first performance of Schubert’s "Unfinished” Symphony No. 8.

Along with the work, the show’s program will include Act III from Rosamunde by the Austrian composer, while the Prokofiev repertoire will feature Schubert Waltzes and Violin Concerto No. 2.

German-based Batiashvili is a recipient of two ECHO Klassik awards among other prizes and was nominated for the 2017 Artist of the Year award by the Gramophone magazine.

She was also recently selected to head the high-profile Audi Summer Concerts in Germany in 2019.

Founded in 1972, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has released over 70 albums, among them Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures which received the Grammy Award.

Notable for performing without a conductor, the orchestra is also known for its rotation of artistic leadership roles for performances.

The Carnegie Hall concert will see Orpheus and Batiashvili perform at the Stern Auditorium of the venue on March 24.