Beautiful music. Exhilarating performances.
Since 2001, The Chamber Orchestra of Boston has thrilled audiences and critics alike with compelling performances ranging from the sensitive (“profound expressivity”— Boston Globe) to the riveting ( “A knockout!”— Boston Phoenix).
David Feltner leads this dynamic group of musicians in a wide range of repertoire, inspiring audiences with fresh insights into timeless classics and the excitement of bringing new works to life.
The COB has performed new music from dozens of living composers, including Anais Azul, Brian Balmages, Jeremy Beck, Benedikt Bryden, Kenji Bunch, Oliver Caplan, John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Halim El-Dahb, Adrienne Elisha, Stephen Feigenbaum, Lukas Foss, Paul Gay, Osvaldo Golijov, Henryk Gorecki, Daniel Kellogg, Aaron Jay Kernis, Henning Kraggerud, Vuk Kulenovic, Libby Larsen, Steve Laven, Thomas Oboe Lee, Erik Lindgren, John McDonald, Krzysztof Penderecki, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Robert Edward Smith, Tison Street, Scott Wheeler, Katrina Wreede, Evan Ziporyn and Ellen Taafee Zwilich.
Soloists appearing with the COB have included pianists Virginia Eskin, Judith Gordon, Randall Hodgkinson and Max Levinson, violinists Heidi Braun-Hill, Charles Dimmick, Jennifer Elowitch, Catherine French, Danielle Maddon, Miguel Perez-Espejo Cardenas, Hsin-Lin Tsai and Biliana Voutchkova, violist Rebecca Gitter, cellists Andrew Mark and Rafael Popper-Keizer, flutists Sarah Brady, Renee Krimsier and Fenwick Smith, oboists Laura Ahlbeck and Peggy Pearson, bassoonists Ron Haroutunian and Adrian Jojatu, horn players Whitacre Hill, Kevin Owen and Lee Wadenpfuhl, trumpeter Steve Emory, harpist Ina Zdorovetchi, organist Christopher Houlihan, vocalists Matthew Anderson, Jessica Bowers, Jessica Cooper, Margaret Gandle, Frank Kelley, Jason McStoots, Krista River, James Ryan, Paul Soper and Lisa Saffer and the Lydian String Quartet.