2020 Orchestra Fest
Where Music’s Finest Come to Play!
At the heart of each Winter Fest is Festival Orchestra Week, featuring musicians from some of the nation’s finest orchestras. Under the direction of Maestro Robert Moody, this exceptional ensemble performs five unique concert programs over eight days.
Festival Orchestra players hail from the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and many other top ensembles of North America.
Recent soloists with the Orchestra have included Joshua Bell, Midori, Andre Watts, Gil Shaham, Olga Kern, Conrad Tao, Andrew von Oeyen, Lynn Harrell, and composer Mason Bates, among others. Members of the Orchestra have also frequently been featured as soloists.
As a component of each Festival Orchestra Week, the orchestra is joined by the Festival Chorus, one of the region’s top vocal ensembles.