DISTINGUISHED BY A ROSTER OF THE REGION'S MOST ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIANS, THE KNICKERBOCKER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA IS A SUPERB PROFESSIONAL ENSEMBLE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GARY S. FAGIN, SERVING THE LOWER MANHATTAN COMMUNITY.
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.
Highlights of the KCO's presentations include the January 2010 world premiere at the World Financial Center Winter Garden of Mr. Fagin’s composition “And Bold To Fall Withal (Henry Hudson In The New World),” featuring Broadway star Jason Danieley. The January 2011 world premiere of "Robert Moses Astride New York," also at the Winter Garden, featuring Rinde Eckert.
The KCO has performed three extraordinary concerts at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocuast in Lower Manhattan. Notable featured performers include Broadway's Marin Mazzie, singer/actor Henry Stram and violin virtuoso Shir Levy.