Dear Friends:

My heartfelt thanks to all who were able to celebrate with us during our 10th Anniversary Season in 2017/2018. We could not have done it without you!

Our 2018/2019 Season will include three Masterworks Series concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, a concert at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, and a festive videotaped performance before a live audience at DiMenna Center’s Cary Hall, celebrating the orchestra’s next two recordings for Naxos Records.

The Carnegie Hall concerts will feature principal soloists Stephanie Corwin (bassoon), Slava Znatchenii (oboe), and Ginevra Petrucci (flute), as well as soprano Sarah Shafer, and Respighi Prize winning flutist Tommaso Benciolini. World premieres will include Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio’s Sarabanda Antica, Shanan Estreicher’s Songs of Emily Dickinson, and Respighi Prize winner Andrea Montepaone’s Il Sogno del Cielo.

With a special grant from the Vaughan Williams Trust, we will present Vaughan Williams’ towering Eighth Symphony and Piano Concerto at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) in Long Island, featuring pianist Juan Carlos Fernández-Nieto.

We are proud of our ongoing programs The Respighi Prize music competition, in affiliation with the city of Bologna, Italy, the New York Conducting Workshop with staff conductors Maestros John Farrer (London Conducting Workshop), Dirk Brossé (Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia), and Toshiyuki Shimada (Yale University Symphony), and our orchestra for hire events. Last season, we were the orchestra for fashion shows by Tory Burch and Dolce Gabbana.

This season we are so excited to announce the launch our Education Program with the New York City Public Schools!  More soon!

Our festive June 27, 2019 Concert at DiMenna Center celebrates the orchestra’s June recordings of two new Naxos Records albums, featuring the music of Ottorino Respighi and Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio, who is the recipient of the Respighi family commission. The program highlights works from both recordings featuring special guest Davide Alogna, who returns to play Respighi’s second Violin Concerto (“Concerto all’antica). This special evening will be videotaped before a live audience surrounding the orchestra and conclude with a post-concert reception with the artists.

These events will make this a truly spectacular season for the Chamber Orchestra of New York. I invite you to become a regular member of the Chamber Orchestra of New York and visit our website to purchase subscription or single tickets: chamberorchestraofnewyork.org

Enjoy the music!

John Soppe
Board President