Welcome to the 2016-17 Season of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra!

Dear Friends,

We’re excited to announce the launch of WHCO's 2nd season!  This year we’re presenting 9 free concerts and several special events that you won’t want to miss!

Our 2016-17 season features the orchestra and intimate chamber ensembles, such as our string sextet program in October, all made up of outstanding local professional musicians from our community. Additionally this year, we're introducing our new Spotlight Series – recital programs featuring our incredible orchestra members as soloists. Whether you're a first time concert-goer or a seasoned classical music listener, we hope these concerts delight and inspire you!

We're proud to be back for a second year, and we’re grateful for your support which makes our programming possible.  If you haven’t yet done so, take a look at our Friends of WHCO donor benefit program, and consider joining us in our work of sharing high quality, transformative musical experiences with everyone in our community. 

If you join or renew as Friend at the $50 level or more before September 15th we’ll include 2 tickets to our December 17th Christmas Jazz Fundraiser!  Proceeds from this concert go to our educational initiative, bringing small ensembles from the orchestra to perform and present in our area schools.

Explore all we have lined up, and I'll see you at our opening concert on September 24th

Chris Whittaker
Music Director

Upcoming Events

September 24, 2016, Saturday 3:00pm
Ginastera, Haydn, Moncayo & Mahler

October 15, 2016, Saturday 3:00pm
WHCO Sextet: Brahms & Tchaikovsky

November 19, 2016, Saturday 3:00pm
Solo Recital Series: Phil Sullivan, trumpet

December 17, 2016, Saturday 3:00pm
Special Christmas Jazz Fundraiser
Tickets Required - on sale September 16th

View our complete Season Calendar >


Young Artists Competition

The Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra in partnership with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins presents the First Annual WHCO Young Artists Competition! The competition is open this year to violinists, violists, and cellists between the ages of 13 and 18.  Grand Prize is a $1,000 scholarship, a solo engagement with the WHCO in our 2016-17 season with the use of a fine instrument by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins New York.  Learn more and apply! 

Thank you to our Neighborhood Business Friends