Orion Quartet retiring in 2024

Another veteran US chamber ensemble is calling it quits. The Orion String Quartet, formed in 1987 by the violinist brothers Daniel and Todd Phillips and cellist Timothy Eddy, joined since 1993 by violist Steven Tenenbom, will stage its final concert in the spring of 2024.

As well as playing the standard quartet repertory, the Orion has worked extensively with contemporary composers – Leon Kirchner, John Harbison, Brett Dean, Peter Lieberson and Wynton Marsalis, among others – and has performed in multimedia projects and ventures to introduce new audiences to the string quartet and its music.

The four players plan to continue teaching at several New York conservatories.