The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the most startling examples of how an organization must find its own best way to get the formal and informal jumping together.
Orpheus is one of the leading classical orchestras in the world. Its recordings win Grammy awards and it holds frequent concerts at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious performance venues around the world. To listen to a recording of the orchestra, one might think it was just another group of world-class musicians. Without actually seeing a performance, the only difference one might notice between Orpheus and another orchestra is an extra quality of enthusiasm in the musicians’ performance, as though they were all playing their favorite ...

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