Our Programming

 

Called “consistently fresh” by The Go Out List, the programming of the WHO is the hallmark of what we do. We strive to introduce audiences to “the classics” while also introducing new sounds and voices of new generations or the lesser known. Our concerts typically consist of new works, often by living composers, in the first half of the concert, with the second half of the concert devoted to the classics. Learn about the programming and vision of our current season here.


Past Programming (Alphabetically)


Fernando Arroyo Garcia
Nostalgia de una Amistad (Lamentos) (2016 – 2017 Season)

Johannes Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue in C minor, WTC Book 1, No. 2 BWV 847 (2018 – 2019 Season)
Partita in E Major for Solo Violin, BWV 1006 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Samuel Barber
Knoxville Summer of 1915 (2017 – 2018 Season)

Antonio Bazzini
Scherzo Fantastique: Les Rondes des Lutins (Dance of the Goblins) Op. 25 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Amy Beach
Pastorale for Woodwind Quintet, Op. 151 (2017 – 2018 Season)

Beethoven, Ludwig von
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36 (2018 – 2019 Season)
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 (2017 – 2018 Season)
String Sextet No. 1 in Bb Major, Op. 18 (2016 – 2017 Season)
String Quartet in Bb Major Op. 67 No. 3 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony, Op. 4 (2018 – 2019 Season)

Kenji Bunch
Supermaximum (2018 – 2019 Season)
Changes of Phase (2017 – 2018 Season)

Anna Clyne
Within Her Arms (2018 – 2019 Season)

Valerie Coleman
Tzigane (2017 – 2018 Season)

Franco Donatoni
Luci II (2018 – 2019 Season)

John Corigliano
The Cloisters (2018 – 2019 Season)

David Diamond
Rounds for String Orchestra, I. Allegro molto vivace (2018 – 2019 Season)

Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 (2016 – 2017 Season)

Edward Elgar
Introduction and Allegro (featuring the Catalyst Quartet) (2017 – 2018 Season)

Louise Farrenc
Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 40 (2018 – 2019 Season)

Jean Francaix
String Trio (2015 – 2016 Season)

Gabriela Lena Frank
Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout

José Pablo Moncayo García
Huapango (2016 – 2017 Season)

Alberto Ginastera
Variaciones Concertantes, Op. 23 (2016 – 2017 Season)                                         

Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 101 in D major, “The Clock” (2016 – 2017 Season)
String Quartet in F Minor Opus 20 No. 5 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Jennifer Higdon
Autumn Music (2018 – 2019 Season)
Machine (2017 – 2018 Season)

Aaron Jay Kernis
Musica Celestis (2017 – 2018 Season)

Fritz Kreisler
Liebeslied (Love’s Sorrow) (2015 – 2016 Season)
Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy) (2015 – 2016 Season)

Erich Korngold
Sinfonische Serenade in Bb, Op. 39 (2018 – 2019 Season)

Philip Lasser
Manchester Miniature (2018 – 2019 Season)
So Says the Wind (2015 – 2016 Season)

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor, IV. Adagietto (2016 – 2017 Season)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 38 in D “Prague” K. 504 (2017 – 2018 Season)
Divertimento in D major, K. 136 (2016 – 2017 Season)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian” (2016 – 2017 Season)
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Darius Milhaud
Sonata, for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Piano, Op. 47 (2018 – 2019 Season)

Jessie Montgomery
Records from a Vanishing City (2018 – 2019 Season)
Starburst (2017 – 2018 Season)

Astor Piazzolla
Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (2015 – 2016 Season)

Francis Poulenc
Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100 (2017 – 2018 Season)

Maurice Ravel
String Quartet in F major, II. Assez vif (2018 – 2019 Season)
Le Tombeau de Couperin (2017 – 2018 Season)

Silvestre Revueltas 
Ocho por radio (2015 – 2016 Season)

Brandon Scott Rumsey
Emblems (2017 – 2018 Season)

Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (2016 – 2017 Season)

Arnold Schoenberg

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Transfigured Night) (2017 – 2018 Season)

Richard Strauss
Overture and Dance from Adriadne auf Naxos, Op. 60 (2018 – 2019 Season)

Annika Sokolofsky
Hush, II. As if we could kill time without injuring eternity (2018 – 2019 Season)

Igor Stravinsky
Historia du Soldado (2018 – 2019 Season)
Concerto in E-flat, “Dumbarton Oaks” (2015 – 2016 Season)

Toru Takemitsu
Requiem (2018 – 2019 Season)

Karen Tanaka
Dreamscape (2018 – 2019 Season)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Souvenir de Florence, String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 (2016 – 2017 Season)
Serenade for Strings (2015 – 2016 Season)

Christopher Theofanidis
A Thousand Cranes (2018 – 2019 Season)

Virgil Thomson
Cantabile (Portrait of Nicolas de Chatelin) (2018 – 2019 Season)

Michael Torke
December (2018 – 2019 Season)

Richard Wagner
Siegfried Idyll (2015 – 2016 Season)

Henryk Wieniawski
Violin Concert No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 (2017 – 2018 Season)
Polonaise No. 1, Op. 4 (2015 – 2016 Season)

Chris Whittaker
Lullaby for Strings (2018 – 2019 Season)
From This Elevation (2016 – 2017 Season)

Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 2 in a minor for Solo Violin “for Jacques Thibaud” Op. 27. No. 2 (2015 – 2016 Season)