Welcome to the 2018-19 Season – A musical journey like no other!

Time flies like an arrow as Orion turns 26! After 25 extraordinary years we continue with season 26 – a journey that will take you from Vienna to France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Holland and, last but not least, the United States. Treasured masterpieces, rarely heard gems, contemporary cutting-edge women composers, and amazing guest artists promise a thrilling season.

Throughout the years, Orion has been called one of the best and most steadfast chamber music ensembles in Chicago. Every year, we put together our programs with a lot of love and care so that you, our audiences, can experience the intimacy and magical collaborations that are the hallmark of great chamber music. 

This season's repertoire is both light-hearted and provoking, new and old – connecting all of us through the power of music.

We look forward to sharing inspiring performances with each of you, and invite you to join us and be part of our continuing journey!

— Florentina, Kathy, Judy and Diana


Our first concert program of the season is coming soon! Read what Ensemble members Kathryne Pirtle and Diana Schmuck and frequent guest violist Stephen Boe have to say about it! Thanks Myrna Petlicki and Chicago Tribune! Read the article here

Check out Orion's latest e-newsletter - a Q&A with Orion clarinetist, executive director and co-founder, Kathryne Pirtle.