|Orchestra Portae Apertae
W. Brett Youens
|Following is a complete list of the pieces that the Orchestra has performed:
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir
Christ lag in Todesbanden
Die Kunst der Fuge (I)
Jesu, meine Freude
O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor
Symphony #5 (I)
Ungarischer Tanz #5
Prelude in A Major
Ave Maria (to Bach Prelude in C Major)
Mitten wir im Leben sind
Konzertstück in E-Dur
Lullaby for Emily Claire
Concert Bleu for Clarinet and Orchestra
|Orchestra Portae Apertae (formerly known as the Fichte-Haus-Orchester) was founded in 2001 by Brett Youens and Anne Bornhak. Its mission is to provide satisfying orchestral experience to all musicians, regardless of ability-level.
Because each piece is composed/arranged especially for the orchestra and the abilities of each individual player in mind, players of all abilities are able to take part. This also makes it possible to incorporate exotic orchestral instruments such as flügelhorn and accordion into the orchestra without problem.
Players ranging from adult beginners to musicians who have been collecting experiences on their instrument since early childhood play in this orchestra each semester.
Additionally, Brett composes a new piece for the orchestra for each new concert.