Orpheus was founded in NYC almost 47 years ago. It was started by friends that wanted to play at the highest level, challenge artistic artistic boundaries while building an audience on a local and international scale.
This is all VERY familiar.
After a scant 15 years with ICE, I marvel at how that sounds. The bonds you develop with your colleagues after that amount of time must be so beyond explanation. I haven’t even known my mother that long. Every experience I’ve had with the group has been special. I’m honored that they would have me as a colleague.
My first time to 🇨🇳 🇭🇰 AND Taiwan (mac flag emoji difficulties that I just can’t right now…)!!! It’s gonna be awesome. Also, I will be somewhere between 4-40 lbs heavier after this trip after I eat approximately 8,000 dumplings of various types (OG Ding Tai Fung, I’m coming for YOU!). I’ve been casually studying Mandarin now for about 8 months. I briefly spoke to someone a few weeks ago in Munich, and they understood nothing, so we’ll see how this goes…
I’m also really excited to play for my in-laws at Suntory Hall! My father-in-law has been battling cancer for the past two years, and I didn’t think I would get to play for them live. So it’ll be a nice lil’ family moment! Then we’re going to Karuizawa (where they filmed the most recent TERRACE HOUSE).
Program to include works by Ravel, Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn.
April 12, 7:30pm - Tianjin Grand Theatre
April 13, 8pm - Hong Kong University
April 14, 3pm - National Taichung Theatre
April 16, National Concert Hall, Taipei
April 18, 6:45pm - Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
April 20 & 21 (both at 2pm) - Osaka Festival Hall
April 22 & 23 (both at 7pm) - Suntory Hall, Tokyo
April 25, 7pm - Kenshin Cultural Center, Koriyama
April 26, 7pm - Kioi Hall, Tokyo
April 27, 2pm - Yokosuka Arts Theater