Tango-Waltz-Foxtrot! We kicked up our heels with Gary S.Fagin and the KCO for “Sweet Sounds of Summer!"—a stylish selection of classical melodies for our dancing pleasure, including foxtrots, tangos and waltzes. We enjoyed the timeless tunes of Johann Strauss, Irving Berlin and other great song and dance masters!
Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 45 (cross at Christopher Street)
Gary S. Fagin and the KCO played toe-tappin' favorites at the breezy end of Pier 45 such as Scott Joplin’s "Maple Leaf Rag" and “The Entertainer;” Noel Coward’s “Sail Away” and the 1930’s hit “Red Sails In The Sunset;” as well as traditional Scottish reels and Aaron Copland’s rousing "Hoe-Down from Rodeo.”
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
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. The KCO collaborated with the innovative choreographer Jody Oberfelder, who created original characters based on Weill's dynamic score.
Location: Battery Park City
Elizabeth Pitcairn performed with her legendary 1720 Stradivarius, inspiration for the 1999 Academy Award-winning film “The Red Violin," in this Kid's Classical Concert on February 7th.
Free, ages 8 and up.
Sponsored by Goldman Sachs.
The KCO performed at the South Street Seaport Museum’s 50th Anniversary Gala, aboard the tall ship Wavertree.
Inspiring and transporting as the KCO performed selections from modern classical masters Igor Stravinsky and Charles Ives under the Wavertree’s spectacular masts and spars, as well as some soaring surprises, reflecting Wavertree’s maritime majesty!
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!
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.
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.
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
June 11, 2012 Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra concluded its fourth performance season with the extraordinary Music for the Tempest-Tost: A Tribute to Emma Lazarus at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
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
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."
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
South Street Seaport Museum Gala; Cipriani at 42nd Street
KCO String quartet
September 24, 2009
Soiree-fundraiser; home of Audrey Manley & Thomas Fritton
String quartet from Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra
Elizabeth Dabney, soprano; Peter Clark, baritone
Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra; Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Frederick the Great: Symphony No. 3 in D major
Mozart: Clarinet concerto in A major
Jose Franch-Ballester, soloist
Haydn: Symphony No. 47
Ellington/arr. Fagin: Ellingtonia Suite for clarinet and orchestra Jose Franch-Ballester, soloist