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Denk plus Orpheus equals Fabulous

Denk, Jeremy

Jacobs alumnus Jeremy Denk, MM'93, whose piano playing has been described as "effortlessly virtuosic and utterly joyous" by the New York Times, will return to Bloomington this Sunday, December 3, when he joins the acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as soloist at 8pm in the IU Auditorium. Click here for Concert Information!

In celebration of Baroque music old and new, Denk will perform Bach's first keyboard concerto, while the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will perform the first two of J.S. Bach's beloved Brandenburg Concertos and premiere Stephen Hartke's A Brandenburg Autumn.

Denk, a 1998 recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, enjoys a thriving performance career as a recitalist and soloist, while serving on the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. Also an avid collaborator, Denk has worked with several leading string quartets, including the Borromeo, Brentano, Colorado, and Shanghai. He recently enjoyed performances with fellow alumnus Joshua Bell and will be accompanying him again on a January 20-February 11, 2007, tour.

Learn more about Jeremy Denk at; access his very entertaining blog at; and read his NPR profile with Q&A at


Internationally recognized as one of the world's great orchestras, the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world for 34 years, with the highlight of each of its past 26 seasons being its celebrated concert series at New York's Carnegie Hall.

The orchestra will also be conducting a flute master class and seminar on the highly regarded "Orpheus Process" on Monday, December 4. The class, which is open to Jacobs School of Music flute students, was arranged by Jacobs School of Music professor Kate Lukas and will be taught by Orpheus flutist Elizabeth Mann. Mann is the principal flutist of the Orchestra of St. Luke's and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and under the direction of noted conductors André Pava and Gidor Kremer. Lukas is a proponent of contemporary performance who has performed with the Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras, as well as recorded with legendary punk quartet Wire on their classic album Pink Flag.

Graham Parker, general director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, will be conducting a seminar on the "Orpheus Process" for students at the Hutton Honors College and the Career Development Center. The "Orpheus Process" stresses leadership and its benefits, not only in music, but also management, leadership, and business practices. Business schools at Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, Stanford, and Penn have utilized the process, and its principles have been used at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and the Peter Drucker Foundation.

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