Sunset on the Hudson
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sunset on the Hudson

Bring your BFF and channel your inner Fred & Ginger as Gary S. Fagin and the KCO play timeless waltzes at the breezy end of Pier 45. An enchanting evening of some of the greatest music in 3/4 ever written, by such masters as Scott Joplin, Richard Rogers, Johannes Brahms, and the Waltz King himself, Johann Strauss II. Swirl and sway, or just sit back and relax; either way, enjoy a Hudson River sunset enveloped by the sweet sounds of the KCO strings! FREE EVENT

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Strings-on-Hudson
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Strings-on-Hudson

  • Belvedere Plaza at Battery Park City Park (map)
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Grab a partner, bring the kids, and join Gary S. Fagin and the KCO under the trees at the Battery Park City waterfront for a selection of timeless tunes in 3/4. One-two-three, one-two-three; practice your waltzing—and then listen for all your old favorites, from Richard Rogers's “Carousel Waltz” to “Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II! Bring your dancing shoes! FREE EVENT

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Jumping Mouse!
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Jumping Mouse!

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

Experience the world premiere of KCO Music Director Gary S. Fagin’s delightful one-act opera for children. Based on a Native American myth, the allegory follows the courageous journey of Jumping Mouse as she interacts with other animals and perseveres through challenges in pursuit of her dreams.

FREE EVENT

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Wonder Women of Classical Music!
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Wonder Women of Classical Music!

An all-female ensemble from the KCO celebrates Women’s History Month with a performance showcasing great classical and contemporary female composers. Led by KCO concertmaster Belinda Whitney and featured violinist Joyce Hamman, the all-star lineup also will tell stories about how they followed their musical dreams.

FREE EVENT; REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Click here to register

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The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra's Sunset on the Hudson
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra's Sunset on the Hudson

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.”

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Hurrah for the Harbor!
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Hurrah for the Harbor!

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!

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

KCO plays Centennial Chamber Concert at 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.

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Supreme Justice Soirée-Fundraiser
Feb
29
6:00 PM18:00

Supreme Justice Soirée-Fundraiser

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.

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Music of the Gilded Age
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Music of the Gilded Age

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.

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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

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