Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Jeff Scott: Fanfare for the Promise of America (World Premiere, commissioned by Orpheus for its 50th Anniversary)

Haydn: Symphony No. 77 in B-flat Major

Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, S. 49 – Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

Mozart: Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319

“The New Fifty” program opens the season with the Norwegian trumpet player, Tine Thing Helseth, who has been praised by Gramophone as “…blessed with a combination of great wind-playing attributes: a soulful – dare one say brooding, Nordic – approach to phrasing, quite astonishingly outstanding intonation and a sound which is open and honest, even and focused in all registers.” The program begins with the world premiere/Orpheus commission of Fanfare by composer and horn virtuoso Jeff Scott, Helseth also plays the splendid Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E Major, S. 49; the elegantly-curated program continues with works by Haydn and Mozart.

When one thinks “trumpet player,” one rarely imagines a petite Norwegian woman in her 30s, but that’s Tine Thing Helseth, one of the most respected classical trumpet players in the world. 

The trumpet isn’t the only thing that makes Tine unique. At only 35 years old, this successful musician is a recovering Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. In March, Tine shared with her following that she is officially Hodgkins Lymphoma free, after months battling the illness and unable to perform. 

Helseth headlines Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 8th. Orpheus is thrilled to include not only a female trumpet player in their opening performance, but one who shows immense courage, strength, and a passion for sharing her music and her story with the world.