WHCO's Wandering Welcome
We're taking to the streets! On Saturday, October 17th, members of our orchestra will be performing on sidewalks throughout the neighborhood, spreading the news of our free concerts to the world!
Season Kick-Off: Mozart, Stravinsky & Wagner
Join us for the opening concert of the 2015-16 season! WHCO comes together for the first time to play an afternoon of old and new music. Conducted by Chris Whittaker, the concert features Stravinsky’s fun and quirky neo-classical Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks,” Wagner’s tender “Siegfried Idyll” and the famous Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The Klang Quartet
The Washington Heights/Harlem-based Klang Quartet presents an afternoon of string quartets, including Brahms quartet in Bb, Opus 67 No. 3 and Haydn’s F minor, Op. 20.
Evergreen Jazz Christmas
Composer/bassist Ike Sturm and his ensemble, Evergreen, present an evening of jazz-infused Christmas music from their up-coming album. Soulful, lyrical, and downright joyful, Evergreen’s music will elevate your Holiday spirits.
Amos Fayette in Recital
WHCO concertmaster Amos Fayette plays an afternoon of stunning, virtuosic show-pieces written for the violin, including works by Sarasate, Kreisler, Wienawski and Bazzini.
Piazzolla, Lasser & Tchaikovsky
The strings of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra play Piazzolla’s “Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas” (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), NYC-based composer Philip Lasser’s “So Says the Wind,” and Tchaikovsky’s famous Serenade for Strings.
Dubbed “independent-minded” by The New Yorker, PUBLIQuartet’s creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene. PQ’s innovative programs span the classical canon, contemporary works, original compositions, and open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.
Beethoven, Mendelssohn & Revueltas
The Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra presents its final orchestra concert of the season, featuring Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ wild and cacophonous “Ocho por radio,” the sweet and lyrical Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, and Beethoven’s transcendent 7th Symphony.
New Century Jazz Quintet
The New Century Jazz Quintet is comprised of five of the best rising star musicians from New York City and Japan, including two (Owens and Benack) named by Wynton Marsalis as top picks for the “Next Generation of Jazz Greats.”