Source Orpheus Chamber Orchester website
Orpheus demonstrated its conductorless ability to render the complex scores with taut precision and feverish excitement.
— The New York Times
From the Stanford Live brochure, “Orpheus rotates musical leadership roles for each work and strives to perform diverse repertoire through collaboration and open dialog.” The orchestra is known for not having a conductor, and has even trademarked “its signature mode of operation, the Orpheus Process™.”
As the only major orchestra that rehearses, performs, and records without a conductor, the Grammy-award winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is highly sought after by businesses as a dynamic model showcasing how to achieve a competitive advantage through collaborative leadership.
“…Musical democracy in its most enlightened form – a true collaboration in which every player can voice his or her own ideas.”
— The Chicago Tribune
“Orpheus is famous for a novel approach to management. The result is a sense of ownership that delivers a collective mind and spirit.”
— Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford