Mendelssohn and Schumann
Artis—Naples Sypert Salon Series
Naples Philharmonic Chamber Musicians
Orion Weiss, piano
Mendelssohn — String Quartet in E-flat Major
Schumann — Piano Quartet
Sponsored by a generous gift from Drs. George Sypert & Joy Arpin.
“When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that” (The Washington Post).
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.
In 2015-16, Weiss performed with the Iceland Symphony, among others, and in collaborative projects with the Pacifica Quartet and with Cho-Liang Lin and the New Orford String Quartet in a performance of the Chausson Concerto for piano, violin and string quartet. The 2014-15 season featured Weiss’ third performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as a North American tour with the world-famous Salzburg Marionette Theater in an enhanced piano recital of Debussy’s La Boîte à Joujoux. In 2015, Naxos released his recording of Christopher Rouse’s Seeing, a major commission Orion debuted with the Albany Symphony. In 2012, he released a recital album of Dvořák, Prokofiev and Bartok. That same year, he also spearheaded a recording project of the complete Gershwin works for piano and orchestra with his longtime collaborators the Buffalo Philharmonic and JoAnn Falletta.