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Beautiful music.

Exhilarating performances.


The Chamber Orchestra of Boston has emerged as one of the most exciting new musical organizations in New England. A COB concert treats you to a refreshing range of music, from rarely-heard gems of the past to extraordinary works by living composers. But whatever the musical vintage, top-notch artistry will surround you with music that inspires.

Join us as David Feltner leads this dynamic, all-professional group of musicians in intimate and elegant settings.

 

History

orchestra.jpgThe Chamber Orchestra of Boston began as a gathering of friends playing occasional concerts together in the late 1990s. Today this all-professional group of musicians, led by David Feltner, is emerging as one of the most exciting new musical organizations in Boston. The COB performs a diverse repertoire, ranging from favorite classics to world premieres in its season of concerts in Jordan Hall.

One of the goals of the Orchestra is to perform beautiful but rarely-heard works by well-known composers. In 2001, for example, the Lydian Quartet joined the COB in a performance of Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra. The COB is also known for its performances of the seldom-heard early symphonies of Haydn.

Soloists appearing with the COB include have included pianists Judith Gordon, Randall Hodgkinson and Max Levinson, violinists Heidi Braun-Hill, Jennifer Elowitch, Catherine French, Danielle Maddon and Biliana Voutchkova, violist Rebecca Gitter, cellist Andrew Mark, flutist Fenwick Smith, oboists Laura Ahlbeck and Peggy Pearson, horn players Whitacre Hill and Kevin Owen, trumpeter Steve Emory, vocalists Jessica Bowers, Frank Kelley, Jason McStoots, James Ryan and Lisa Saffer and the Lydian String Quartet. 

The COB has commissioned or performed new music from composers Jeremy Beck, John Corigliano,  Adrienne Elisha, Stephen Feigenbaum, Lukas Foss, Paul Gay, Osvaldo Golijov, Henryk Gorecki, Aaron Jay Kernis, Vuk Kulenovic,  Robert Edward Smith, Tison Street, Katrina Wreede, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.