Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra began as an idea to amalgamate artistic, historical, and cultural elements into a cohesive whole. Created by Pierre Lidar, Taddes Koris, and Jacek Mioduszewski in 2012, the ensemble has grown into an active and flexible chamber group. This New York City based orchestra is comprised of 30 musicians of various ethnic backgrounds and plays a variety of repertoire covering many styles of music. Our mission as an active orchestral ensemble is to bring a fresh glance into the realm of classical performance; by adjusting our size of ensemble to meet the needs of many works, curating an independent concert series in addition to collaborating with other venues of performing arts, and ranging repertoire through different centuries, genres, and ethnic cultures, we unearth narratives of composers' lives through innovative programming and story-telling.
Metamorphosis’s main focus is orchestral repertoire for chamber ensemble, ranging from early classical to 20th century music. We also strive to collaborate with different artistic organizations. Our collaborations include (but are not limited to) chamber music, opera, ballet, musical theatre, broadway, recording, and audio/visual projects.
The inaugural Metamorphosis concert took place on December 13, 2012, highlighting the music of Austria in the 1930's and 1940's. The program featured Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen and Franz Schreker's Intermezzo and Chamber Symphony. It was a tremendous success and was followed with a program featuring the works of Arnold Schoenberg, Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky.
In June of 2014, the ensemble recorded Rob Kapilow's musical adaptations of The Polar Express and Dr. Seuss' Gertrude McFuzz. The pieces are among the most popular works performed for children by symphonies worldwide and Metamorphosis is the first ensemble to put the works to record. The album features operas star Isabel Leonard and Nathan Gunn and is to be released on GPR Records in November 2014.
Metamorphosis is the resident recording orchestra for GPR Records and is signed on for numerous artistic projects in the coming years. Opportunities: Collaborate with us Contact us here with any inquiries about new projects or collaborations.