The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Play with Violin Soloist Ryu Goto for Secrest Series
For the past 40 years The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has been creating internationally renowned music and forcing us to rethink musical collaboration. The musicians perform without a conductor, rehearse and organize democratically, and along the way they’ve made more than 70 albums noted by critics for having unparalleled energy. Orpheus frequently collaborates with some of today’s leading soloists and this week’s concert as part of the Secrest Performance Series at Wake Forest University is no exception. Their program includes Antonio Vivaldi’s dynamic Four Seasons, featuring violin soloist Ryu Goto. Ryu sprang upon the scene in with his 1995 performance of the 3rd movement of Paganini’s incredibly challenging Violin Concerto No. 1.
We’re sampling from that live concert recording in today's show. Ryu was seven years old at the time, attending the Pacific Music Festival held in Sapporo, Japan. The now 25 year old violinist sensation says back then it was all about hitting the right notes in tune.
That’s internationally acclaimed violin soloist Ryu Goto. He spoke with David Ford by phone from his home in New York. On Wednesday, February 26th at 7:30 PM in Wait Chapel, on the WFU campus, Ryu Goto will join the world renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Also on the program Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.