International Musician Magazine Features KCO Concertmaster Belinda Whitney

Belinda Whitney has been concertmaster of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra since its founding in 2008. She has served as concertmaster for many Broadway shows and musicals, and is currently concertmaster for Lerner & Loewe’s "My Fair Lady" at Lincoln Center. Her rich and varied career has involved symphonies across the country and numerous recordings. She also performs with the Harlem Chamber Players. To read more about Ms. Whitney, please see this cover story of the magazine International Musician, published in June 2018.

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Highlights from The Struggle To Forgive Concert - May 4, 2018

Photo credit: Kevin Yatarola


Highlights from The Renaissance & Renewal Concert - February 10, 2018

Photo credit: Ryan Muir, courtesy of Arts Brookfield


The KCO and Preet Bharara

The KCO was honored to have former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara join us on stage at the Feb. 10, 2018 Renaissance & Renewal concert. A few days later, Mr. Bharara reflected on his performance with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra at the conclusion of his weekly podcast Stay Tuned With Preet, below.

Click Play, then scroll to 48:00 to hear Mr. Bharara's compelling thoughts about the concert and the words he spoke that night.


A glowing review of the Renaissance & Renewal concert from one admiring couple

"The program selections were all knockouts! You can’t go wrong with Copland, especially when you add Preet Bharara narrating the Lincoln Portrait. A real WOW! We also flipped over Elizabeth, noteworthy in her dazzling red dress, and delighting us with her violin and splendid interpretation of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending! A triumph! The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra musicians gave exceptional performances and are now a force to be reckoned with! And, last but not least, the Winter Garden Waltzes, a world premiere, were beautiful and a perfect finale to a memorable evening and one we shall never forget. BRAVO!"


Founded in 2008, the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra brings outstanding orchestral and chamber music performances and educational programs to the downtown community, incorporating the area’s rich history into innovative presentations through collaboration with acclaimed soloists, choral, dance and literary organizations.

 
 A young boy conducts the KCO at one of our Youth Outreach visits.

A young boy conducts the KCO at one of our Youth Outreach visits.

 Elizabeth Pitcairn with the KCO at the brookfield place WInter Garden.

Elizabeth Pitcairn with the KCO at the brookfield place WInter Garden.

 a rapt audience in a private home enjoys a KCO soiree-fundraiser.

a rapt audience in a private home enjoys a KCO soiree-fundraiser.