Dear Friends:

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary Season 2017/2018 of the Chamber Orchestra of New York. The milestone season includes a four-concert Masterwork Series at Carnegie Hall with additional productions around the city.

“Postcards from Italy” is our opening concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. It features music by Rossini, Verdi, along with Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. These works complement American violinist Elena Urioste’s performance of Respighi’s first Violin Concerto in A Major, the work which on Naxos Records brought the orchestra to international acclaim. Dirk Brossé’s Pictures at an Exhibition receives its New York premiere alongside the world premiere of Di Vittorio’s own Palermo Overture. VIP ticket buyers will enjoy access to our post-concert champagne reception.

Our Masterwork Series at Carnegie Hall also includes three programs at Weill Hall: Saturday, December 9, 2017, Thursday, March 1, 2018, and Thursday, June 7, 2018. The orchestra will have additional productions around the New York area, such as a “Christmas Concerti” program at The Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the exhibition “Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas” (November 17, 2017), and a program celebrating the launch of The Respighi Prize in Piano at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (June 8, 2018).

Season highlights include a focused presentation of the music of our founding Music Director and composer Salvatore Di Vittorio, and four of our principals as soloists: Burt Mason in Albrechtsberger’s Trombone Concerto, concertmaster Kelly Hall-Tompkins and violist Margaret Snyder in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, and harpist Kristi Shade – together with Italian flutist Tommaso Benciolini – in Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. And in celebration of Claudio Monteverdi’s 450th birth anniversary, Di Vittorio will present his orchestration of the Monteverdi opera overture Orfeo, Toccata e Ritornello.

We greatly look forward to your presence for all the celebrations! Become a regular member of the Chamber Orchestra of New York experience. Visit our website to purchase subscription or single tickets: chamberorchestraofnewyork.org

Enjoy the season!

John Soppe
Board President