Orion's 2019-2020 Season
Concert 4 Series cancelled

Hello to our Orion friends and supporters!
We hope you are feeling well and keeping safe in these uncertain times.
After considering all options, we find it necessary to cancel our May concerts—the final series of performances in our 2019–20 season. It is disappointing that we cannot share our planned program with you, but we look forward to resuming concerts in person as soon as it is safe to do so.
If you are a subscriber, or have already purchased tickets to one of our May concerts, please consider donating the cost of your ticket to Orion to help us make up for the loss in ticket sales. The CARES Act has raised the charitable deduction limit from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income for those who itemize and allows deductions of up to $300 in charitable giving for those who don’t itemize. We also are happy to provide refunds, if you wish. Please contact us at info@orionensemble.org to let us know which option you prefer. We will either send you a tax donation letter by email or arrange to send your refund.
For us, as for many people, music is providing comfort during this challenging time. We want to offer you—our fans and supporters—a sneak peek at a video featuring excerpts of Orion performing works by Brahms, Bridge and Beach, which we will share on our website and social media pages. This is a first for us! We hope you enjoy it. We plan to provide similar videos during the coming weeks. As always, Orion Ensemble CDs are available for purchase on our website, orionensemble.org . Our website also provides an opportunity for you to make a donation, a gesture that is especially appreciated during these challenging times. It's easy to do this by clicking on the button at the bottom of this email.
Looking ahead with hope, we are making plans for our 2020–21 season. Dates and repertoire are in the works! We will share details with you as soon as we have a better sense of our ability to provide live, in-person concerts safely. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and be in good health!
Kathy, Florentina, Diana and Judy
The Orion Ensemble

We invite you to enjoy our performances of the following pieces by clicking on the link below:

Fantasie Trio in C
I. Allegro Moderato ma con fuoco

Clarinet Quintet in B, Opus 115
IV. Con Moto

Piano Quintet in F-Sharp, Opus 67
II. Adagio Espressivo

"One of Chicago's most vibrant, versatile and distinctive ensembles."
~ John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

The Orion Ensemble is supported in part by grants from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the John R. Halligan Charitable Fund, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and generous donations from our dedicated patrons.