Saturday, September 16, 2017
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Join us for the opening orchestral concert of the 2017-18 season! Grammy-winning soprano Ilana Davidson joins music director Chris Whittaker and the outstanding musicians of the WHCO in an afternoon of beautiful music that draws inspiration from the nostalgia for the past and the evolution towards the future.  The performance is followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of WHCO. 


Saturday, October 21, 2017
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Internationally acclaimed soloist, member of the New York Philharmonic, and former Washington Heights resident Anna Rabinova presents an afternoon of works by Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Janacek and Ravel, joined by Peggy Kampmeier on piano.  Presented by The Bizzarro Agency. 


Saturday, November 18, 2017
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Hailed by the New York Times as "Invariably energetic and finely burnished... playing with earthy vigor," the Catalyst Quartet is made of some of the finest young string players in our community.  Join them for an afternoon of music from the Southern Hemisphere, featuring works by Piazzolla, Ginastera, Diego Vega, and Villa-Lobos.  Presented by The Bizzarro Agency. 

 


Saturday, December 16, 2017
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

WHCO's resident harpist and principal flutist perform a delightfully dreamy afternoon of French classics alongside imaginative arrangements of piano works by Debussy and Ravel.  Presented by The Bizzarro Agency. 


Young Artists Competition Finals

Saturday, January 20, 2018
7:30pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Five promising young string players ages 13-18 will compete in the final round of the 2nd Annual WHCO Young Artists Competition in partnership with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.  Students will compete for the grand prize of a $1,000 scholarship, a solo engagement with the orchestra on our final concert with the use of a fine instrument courtesy of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.  After a blind semi-final round the proceeding week, the finals are open to the public and will be moderated by a distinguished guest panel of judges.  


STrings of the WHCO: Montgomery, Kernis, ELgar & Schoenberg

Saturday, February 10, 2018
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Led by music director Chris Whittaker, the strings of the WHCO come together to perform an afternoon filled with profoundly beautiful string music. The concert features work by Catalyst Quartet member Jessie Montgomery, Pullitzer Prize-winning composer and Washington Heights resident Aaron Jay Kernis, as well as music by Edward Elgar and Arnold Schoenberg.  Followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of the WHCO.


Winds of the WHCO: Rumsey, Bunch, Previn and Poulenc

Saturday, March 17, 2018
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Join the principal winds of the WHCO for a blend of old and new, French and American music.  The quintet will play works by Françaix, and Poulenc, as well as Brandon Rumsey, Kenji Bunch, Andre Previn and Robert Mucynzski.  Presented by The Bizzarro Agency. 


The Olympus Trio

Saturday April 21, 2018
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

WHCO concertmaster Regi Papa and principal cellist Ben Capps join pianist Konstantine Valianatos to form the Olympus Trio, performing works by Dvořák and Brahms.  Presented by The Bizzarro Agency. 


Season Finale: Higdon, Brahms & YA competition Winner

Saturday, May 19, 2017
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Join us for our season finale, featuring Jennifer Higdon's furiously virtousic opener, "Machine," and a concerto by our Young Artist Competition winner. The season closes with Brahms' timeless and profound second symphony.  The concert is followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of WHCO.