Pulling Back the Curtain
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Pulling Back the Curtain

Gary Fagin and the KCO give you an insider's look into the whys and hows of classical masterpieces!

Bach's Brandenburg No. 3; Mozart's Eine kleine nachtmusik; Beethoven's 5th Symphony; Bartok's groundbreaking string quartets; Copland's American soundscapes... just what is it that makes this music extraordinary? Join Gary Fagin and the exceptional musicians of the KCO at the South Street Seaport Museum’s historic Melville Gallery, on Thursday evening,March 16, 6pm to 8pm, for this special, behind-the-scenes soirée.

Hurrah for the Harbor!
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Hurrah for the Harbor!

  • Melville Gallery, South Street Seaport

Join the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra and co-sponsors Laura Starr of Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, Madelyn Wils of the Hudson River Park Trust and the Old Seaport Alliance as we celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service; honor Seaport founder and visionary, Peter Stanford; and toast Lower Manhattan's unique waterfront parks--The Battery and Hudson River Park!

Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

KCO plays Centennial Chamber Concert at Canterbury School

  • Canterbury School

Canterbury’s music students perform with select members of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra. Members of the Knickerbocker Orchestra include Nancy Hume, granddaughter of Canterbury founding Headmaster Nelson Hume and daughter of Michael Hume ‘41, as well as Canterbury faculty member, Belinda Whitney.

Supreme Justice Soirée-Fundraiser
Feb
29
6:00 pm18:00

Supreme Justice Soirée-Fundraiser

  • Pier A Harbor House

On February 29 (Leap Day!), legendary soprano Lucy Shelton channeled Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a selection from Supreme Justice: The Battle for Gay Rights and meet Michael Bacon of The Bacon Brothers Band and cellist Christine Kim offered a selection from Mr. Bacon's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra. This was the KCO's first Soirée-Fundraiser of the season.

Hear the History: Music at Melville
Jun
5
8:00 pm20:00

Hear the History: Music at Melville

  • South Street Seaport Museum

The KCO returned to the South Street Seaport Museum on the evening of Friday, June 5, for a FREE concert of classical favorites -- Bach, Mozart, Vaughan-Williams, and more -- in the Melville Gallery (213 Water Street), a historic building of exposed brick and wood-beam ceilings. 

Music of the Gilded Age
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

Music of the Gilded Age

  • Pier A

The mood was festive at historic Pier on April 20, when the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra presented its spring soiree, Music of the Gilded Age. Guests enjoyed stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor from Pier A’s beautiful polished-mahogany, light-filled top floor, while the melodies of the Gilded Age transported them back to when sailing packets and steam boats plied the Hudson River, Mrs. Astor entertained her 400 guests, and Jacob Riis chronicled How The Other Half Lived.

Pièces de Résistance: Music Celebrating the Polish Spirit
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Pièces de Résistance: Music Celebrating the Polish Spirit

Shir Victoria Levy, violin

Chopin: Polonaise, Op. 40, No. 1; Nocturne in C sharp minor (Lento con gran espressione), Op. Posth.

Szpilman:  Waltz in the Olden Style

Dvořák: Allegretto grazioso from Suite for Orchestra, Op. 39

Kilar:  Orawa for Chamber String Orchestra

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 3

Virtuosity & Majesty
May
15
6:00 pm18:00

Virtuosity & Majesty

Soiree-Fundraiser: Home of Lynda Davey and Alan Schiffres

Shir Victoria Levy: violin

Joseph Havlat: piano

Program

Debussy: Violin Sonata in G Minor

Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Lutoslawski: Subito, for Violin and Piano

Jane Jacobs Saves New York
Jan
15
6:00 pm18:00

Jane Jacobs Saves New York

Soirée fundraiser featuring new work with music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin entitled Jane Jacobs Saves New YorkSoiree-Fundraiser: Home of Audrey Manley and Thomas Fritton

Chamber ensemble from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra

Music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin

Marin Mazzie, mezzo-sopran

Shall We Dance?
Jun
11
8:00 pm20:00

Shall We Dance?

  • World Financial Center Plaza

Concert: World Financial Center Plaza

Program of foxtrots, tangos and waltzes for al fresco dancing.

A Knickerbocker Holiday
Apr
25
8:00 pm20:00

A Knickerbocker Holiday

Soiree-Fundraiser: Home of Lee and Jordan Gruzen

Henry Stram, tenor

Nancy Hume, soprano

Robert Goldstone, piano

Gary Fagin, violoncello

The music of Kurt Weill

Music for a Changing World
Mar
8
8:00 pm20:00

Music for a Changing World

  • Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

Concert: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University

Harumi Hanafusa, Piano

Weill: Suite from Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major

Nishimura: A Shaman

Ives: Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting 

South Street Seaport Museum Titanic Exhibit
May
21
8:00 pm20:00

South Street Seaport Museum Titanic Exhibit

On May 21, 2012, KCO supporters gathered at the South Street Seaport Museum for a soiree-fundraiser to hear Gary S. Fagin and KCO musicians perform Exquisite Music from the White Star Line Songbook, a tribute to the great, tragic ship Titanic.

Soirée-fundraiser: Poet's House
Nov
14
8:00 pm20:00

Soirée-fundraiser: Poet's House

Soirée-fundraiser

Musical Poetry: Settings of Cherished 19th and 20th Century Poems

at Poets House, 10 River Terrace

String quartet from Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, Richard Weidlich, baritone

L'histoire du soldat and Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects
Jun
9
Jun 11

L'histoire du soldat and Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects

  • Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

The Soldier's Tale

Music by Igor Stravinsky
Text by C. F. Ramuz, adapted by Jody Oberfelder
Directed & choreographed by Jody Oberfelder
With creative input from the performers of Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects
Performed by the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by KCO Music Director Gary S. Fagin 

Visions & Voices
Jan
15
8:00 pm20:00

Visions & Voices

  • World Financial Center Winter Garden

The power and the spirit of New York City were celebrated when the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra was joined by visionary performer Rinde Eckert portraying master builder Robert Moses in excerpts from KCO Music Director Gary S. Fagin's new composition, "Robert Moses Astride New York."

Oct
18
8:00 pm20:00

Soirée-Fundraiser

Soiree-fundraiser; home of Madelyn and Steven Wils

String quintet from Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra

Nancy Hume, soprano; Jack Putnam, reade

Spring Delights
Apr
3
8:00 pm20:00

Spring Delights

Program
Schumann (arr. Fagin): Five Movements from Kinderscenen, Op. 15
Telemann: Concerto for Four Violins in C major
Fagin: Suite for Strings (world premiere)
Chopin (arr. Fagin): Grande Valse Brilliante, Op. 18
Mozart: Ein Musikalischer Spass (A Musical Joke), K. 522

Peter and The Wolf & The Voyage of Henry Hudson
Jan
16
7:00 pm19:00

Peter and The Wolf & The Voyage of Henry Hudson

  • World Financial Center Winter Garden

The KCO’s performance of “Musical Tales and Adventures” on January 16, 2010, in the World Financial Center Winter Garden drew a full house. Every seat was filled and almost every patch of marble staircase was occupied.

Gems From Three Centuries
Oct
1
1:00 pm13:00

Gems From Three Centuries

  • Trinity Church

First concert program at Trinity Church
Romanze from Sechs Klavierstücke, Opus 118 (Brahms), Symphony No. 47 in G (Haydn) and Come Sunday (Ellington). This concert kicked off the fall season of Trinity Church’s Concerts at One series.