Dear Friends:

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

Our 2018/2019 Season will include three concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on November 16, 2018, and February 14 and June 7, 2019, a concert at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center on June 8, 2019, and a festive videotaped performance before a live audience at DiMenna Center’s Cary Hall on June 27, 2019 celebrating the orchestra’s next two recordings for Naxos Records.

The Carnegie Hall Masterworks concerts will feature soloists such as principals Stephanie Corwin (bassoon), Slava Znatchenii (oboe), Ginevra Petrucci (flute), Aymeric Dupre la Tour (harpsichord) and concertmaster Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin), 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 winning composer Andrea Montepaone.

With a special grant from the Vaughan Williams Trust, we will present Vaughan Williams’ towering Eighth Symphony and Piano Concerto at Adelphi Performing Arts Center 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 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 Concerto for Violin “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 present.

These events will make this a truly spectacular season for the Chamber Orchestra of New York. 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 music!

John Soppe
Board President