Season Kick-off: Strauss, MOntgomery, Corigliano & Beethoven

3:00pm Saturday, October 20, 2018
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Our fourth season opens with music that explores memory, nostalgia, and change -- new music that speaks to the past, and old music that has become timeless. Our special guest is mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert. Followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of WHCO.


WINds of WHco

3:00pm Saturday, November 17, 2018
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Our principal winds come together to present works by Jennifer Higdon, Franco Donatoni, Darius Milhaud, and Louise Farrenc. 


Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah

3:00pm Saturday, December 15, 2018
United Palace of Cultural Arts
4140 Broadway, New York, NY 10033

Join us for Handel's Messiah like you've never heard it before! This jazz/gospel/latin-infused production re-imagines the melodies and orchestration of Handel's famous oratorio in an electric two-hour concert. Together, the United Palace of Cultural Arts, the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Fort Washington Community Choir, and an all-star roster of guest vocalists will share an exciting uptown holiday collaboration that you won't want to miss! Tickets available mid-September.


A História do Soldado

3:00pm Saturday, January 19, 2019
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

With original choreography by Billy Smith of Mark Morris Dance Group, WHCO presents a new bi-lingual presentation of Igor Stravinsky's iconic "L'histoire du Soldat" (A Soldier's Tale).


A Thousand Cranes

3:00pm Saturday, February 23, 2019
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

The strings of the WHCO perform music inspired by Japan and Japanese-American composers. The concert features works by Kenji Bunch, Toru Takemitsu, Karen Tanaka and Christopher Theofanidis. After the concert, Friends of WHCO enjoy a food and saké tasting courtesy of Tampopo Ramen.

 


Simple Strings

3:00pm Saturday, March 23, 2019
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

The strings of WHCO perform music by Michael Torke, Anna Clyne, Benjamin Britten's famous Simple Symphony and the beautifully rich Symphonic Serenade by Erich Korngold.


The Mighty Cacophonous Orchestrasauras

11:00am Saturday, April 27, 2019
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Join us for a morning of music-making and discovery! Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are our honored guests for an interactive adventure to tame The Mighty Cacophonous Orchestrasauras and learn what makes the orchestra such an amazing creature! All are welcome!


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The Connecting Vine: Legacy of Nadia Boulanger

3:00pm Saturday, May 18, 2019
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

In collaboration with Suite Française and Dr. Philip Lasser, we present a special salon lecture-concert on the profound and lasting influence of one of the greatest musical pedagogues of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger. The Strings of WHCO will take you inside works by Bach, Ravel, David Diamond, Philip Lasser, and more.


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Season Finale: Schumann, Negron & Whittaker

3:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2019
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Our season concludes with Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony, Angélica Negron's "What Keeps Me Awake," and a new violin concerto by Chris Whittaker. Followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of WHCO.