In addition to our regular concert series, the WHO strives to be an active member in the broader arts community. Listed below are a few of the larger projects that we have been involved with uptown organizations as well as those further afield.
Films Al Fresco
Members of the WHO participate with Inwood Art Works during the summer months as part of their Films Al Fresco season! In 2019 they were the opening act for Crazy Rich Asians, providing a variety of music by Asian and Asian-American composers.
Higher Ground Festival
In collaboration with the Higher Ground Festival and the Fort Washington Community Choir singers, players from the WHO performed Orfeo 2018 - a story which borrowed from the 1606 Claude Monteverdi opera.
Western Carolina University
In spring 2019, the WHO were artists-in-residence at Western Caroline University, performing with university students Poulenc’s “Gloria,” Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture.”
George Washington High School
In the Heights
On Memorial Day Weekend 2019, WHO Music Director and members of the WHO performed “in the pit” for the local performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” - performed by students from
George Washington High School and funded by Warner Brothers media.
Too Hot to Handel
As part of our 2018 - 2019 season of programming, the WHO, Fort Washington Community Choir and the United Palace partnered for one unforgettable evening! Performing Handel’s Messiah arranged for jazz and gospel (by Marin Alsop of the Baltimore Symphony) the evening brought the house down in a spectacular holiday performance!
European-American Musical Alliance
The Legacy of Nadia Boulanger
In spring 2019, WHO partnered with the European-American Musical Alliance to bring a unique lecture-style concert experience focused on Nadia Boulanger and her legacy.
A Thousand Cranes
In February 2019, WHO partnered with Tampopo Ramen to bring to uptown audiences “A Thousand Cranes” a concert inspired by Japan, whether through the composers themselves or the subject matter.