NEW SEASON: 2015/2016

The upcoming 2015/2016 season of four programs once again offers the WCO’s familiar variety of concerts, including some new themes (Halloween and Romance) and soloists (Hiroko Sakurazawa), as well as returning ones (Jay & Molly and Americana).  Music Director Nathan Madsen again presents audiences with a chance to connect with the serious side of classical orchestral music — he calls those programs “Masterwork Concerts” — as well as with the lighter side, an ideal entry point for new ears for orchestral music.

The WCO looks forward to growing its audience in the southern part of Ulster County through its concerts presented at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge; and we continue to enjoy our wonderful home base at the Woodstock Playhouse in the town of Woodstock.

The season begins on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 pm at the Woodstock Playhouse with a special Halloween “Pops” concert, with performers & audience in costume!

The next concert is on Saturday, January 9th at 8 pm:  an unusual program of “Music of our Time” again at the Woodstock Playhouse

The season continues with a concert of “Music for Romance” on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 pm in Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, featuring piano soloist Hiroko Sakurazawa in a concerto by Mozart

And the season concludes at Quimby Theater on Sunday, May 22 at 3 pm with a concert celebrating American music and featuring as guest soloists & guest composers the popular “roots/Americana” duo of Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

tickets for the 2015/2016 season will once again be:
$20 general admission
$18 seniors
students & children free with accompanying adult

all programs, dates & times, and locations are subject to change

Thank You For Your Service: a Musical Tribute to our Veterans & Troops

Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23
both concerts at 7:30 pm
in Quimby Theatre at SUNY Ulster, Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge, N.Y.

compositions by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and John Philip Sousa
music from movies scored by John Williams
and a guest performance by soprano Kimberly Kahan
(in Copland’s “Old American Songs”)

this concert is a fundraising event for SUNY Ulster’s veterans organizations
& the Wounded Warrior Project

admission to this concert

general public: $20
seniors: $18
veterans & military: free with proof of service
students & children: free

Veterans & Military personnel: uniforms encouraged but not required

Season Performances:

Gala Outdoor Chamber Music Concert

OCTOBER 12, 2014
From Paris with Love

DECEMBER 13, 2014
Holiday Pops!

MARCH 15, 2015
Dramatic Collaborations

MAY 22 & 23, 2015
Memorial Day Tribute to Our Troops and Veterans