For Russia, they have prepared a special program. The first piece played by the orchestra is Mozart symphony «Jupiter». But the choice of Prokofiev’s First Symphony, I think, due to the fact that the team went on tour, which opens in Moscow.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra was created in 1972 by a group of like-minded musicians, who would perform the traditional orchestral repertoire, yet use a chamber ensemble technique.
Mastership of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is well-known not only in the U.S., but also in many other countries. Lots of CDs of classical music XVIII-XIX centuries and modern opus, recorded by them, are considered by critics to be exemplary including an album with music by Stravinsky, which brought the orchestra the «Grammy» Award.