Classical music chamber orchestra Orpheus will collaborate with master pianist Richard Goode in a celebration of its 40th anniversary season at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St.

Tickets are $33 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 weekdays noon to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m., and one hour before the show.

A special reception to toast Orpheus on its 40th season will be held in the lobby of the Williams Center following the performance.

Richard Goode has a long history of collaborating with Orpheus and will perform as the soloist in Robert Schumann’s passionate A-minor Piano Concerto. He has been hailed by New Yorker critic David Blum as having the unique ability to “come to grips with the composer’s central thought, so that a work tends to make sense beyond one’s previous perception of it.” The Toronto Globe and Mail wrote, “Mr. Goode has so thoroughly entered into the spirit of the compositions he performs that you’d swear the composer himself was at the keyboard.”

Completing the program is Felix Mendelssohn’s joyful and dance-filled Symphony No. 4, called “The Italian.”

WWFM, the Classical Network, is Lafayette’s media partner for the Chamber Music series.


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Kathleen Parrish
Associate Director of Media Relations
Lafayette College
Communications Division
Easton, PA 18042