Program (subject to change):
Pärt Fratres (1977)
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Tchaikovsky Chamber Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 116
(After String Quartet Op. 11b
Arr. Christopher Theofanidis, Commissioned by Orpheus)
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