Join the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra and friends high in the sky at the Ritz-Carlton overlooking New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty on February 6, 2018, when violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn serenades us with her legendary Stradivarius Red Violin. This special 10th Anniversary Soirée will take place at the beautiful home of longtime KCO supporter Lee Gruzen, and will raise funds for the KCO's 10th Anniversary Season, which kicks off February 10, 2018, with the Renaissance & Renewal concert at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place.
Join the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for the kick-off of our Tenth Anniversary Season of performances!
Presented by Arts Brookfield, the "Renaissance & Renewal" concert celebrates the rebirth of Lower Manhattan since the KCO’s first concert in the Winter Garden. The program will feature works by Aaron Copland, America’s great classical composer, including his majestic Fanfare for the Common Man, and Lincoln Portrait, with the stirring words of Abraham Lincoln delivered by Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for New York. Elizabeth Pitcairn (above, at the KCO's inaugural concert in 2009) will return with her famous Red Stradivarius Violin to play the beautiful A Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
An enchanting chamber music and dance work about a child whose toys come to life, Zaubernacht is Kurt Weill's earliest work for the stage. This production by the KCO in collaboration with Jody Oberfelder Projects, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, will be the first in New York City using Weill's long-lost, original orchestrations since Zaubernacht's American premiere in 1925! A one-act performance for an instrumental ensemble of nine and a troupe of dancers, Zaubernacht will appeal to both young and adult audiences. For these three performances--two on weekday evenings and one on Sunday afternoon especially for children--the KCO will be collaborating with the innovative choreographer Jody Oberfelder, who will create original characters based on Weill's dynamic score.
In this world premiere of a new musical dramatic work by Gary S. Fagin, the KCO will give voice, hauntingly, to those most affected by the gun epidemic in America: victims of gun violence and their families. Don't miss The Struggle To Forgive - Confronting Gun Violence in America at the Schimmel Center for the Arts (Pace University). The evening also includes the world premiere of Guns, a documentary film by Nick Davis that tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns.