The Struggle to Forgive
May 4, 2018
In this world premiere of Gary S. Fagin's new cantata for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra, the KCO gave voice, hauntingly, to those most affected by the gun epidemic: victims of gun violence and their families. This timely piece, which featured soloists Mikaela Bennett, Sarah Heltzel and Jorell Williams, has been called “beautiful;” “stunning;” “an important work."
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra is grateful to The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts for its generous support of the development and performance of “The Struggle To Forgive.” “The Struggle To Forgive” was made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement/Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net. Funding for "The Struggle To Forgive" was gratefully received from the Puffin Foundation.
Photo Credit: Kevin Yatarola
Kurt Weill's Zaubernacht (Magic Night)
March 14, 15 and 18, 2018
In collaboration with Jody Oberfelder Projects, the KCO presented three performances of Zaubernacht, Kurt Weill's earliest work for the stage, and the first in New York City using Weill's long-lost, original orchestrations since Zaubernacht's American premiere in 1925. See The New Yorker write-up and a feature story in The New York Times.
Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan
Renaissance & Renewal Concert
February 10, 2018
Presented by Arts Brookfield, the "Renaissance & Renewal" concert celebrated the rebirth of Lower Manhattan since the KCO’s first concert in the Winter Garden.
Photo Credit: Ryan Muir, courtesy of Arts Brookfield