Presented by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Performance Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 7 PM

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Behind the Mask

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Music can mask a challenging situation, or it can reveal a deeper understanding, like the world premiere by Shuying Li inspired by the many moods of postpartum motherhood. While Handel’s Water Music greets a turbulent world with ripples of pure joy, Shostakovich’s first cello concerto navigates dangerous Soviet politics cloaked in enchanting layers of humor and humility. Stravinsky’s Pulcinella brought masked comedians to life with added dimensions of wit and sparkle.


  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Truls Mørk, Cello


  • HANDEL Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
  • SHUYING LI Out Came the Sun (World Premiere)
  • STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite


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