NEW SEASON:  2015/2016

The upcoming 2015/2016 season of four programs will once again offer the WCO’s familiar variety of concerts, including some new themes (Halloween and Romance) and soloists (pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa) and returning ones (Jay & Molly and Americana).

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 “Romantic Music” on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 pm in Quimby Theater at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, and will feature piano soloist Hiroko Sakurazawa in a concerto by Mozart

And the season concludes at Quimby Theater, SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, 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

programs, locations, dates/times subject to change


2014/2015 SEASON

This 2014/2015 season the orchestra will offer a wide variety of concerts, featuring classic masterpieces, the music of our time, and familiar holiday tunes. We will continue our tradition of collaboration with and celebration of the best our area has to offer. Following the lead from prior seasons, when the focus was on the composers from the Hudson Valley, this season we turn our focus towards musicians in and from the area. Our goal is to continue to shine light on the outstanding, world-class artistic environment of the Hudson River Valley.

Program I, “From Paris with Love“, will feature treasured works by Satie, Debussy, and Faure, alongside a rarely performed symphony by Charles Gounod. The orchestra is thrilled to present the cellist Lillia Keyes, a Poughkeepsie native who now lives and works as a professional soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player in Germany. (Performance: October 12, 2014, at the Woodstock Playhouse).

Program II will be our “Holiday Pops!” concert. This gives us an opportunity to perform at Ulster Community College’s Quimby Theater, where we will be joined by two choirs: the first from UCCC, led by Janet Gehres, and the second from Rondout High School, led by Barbara Wild. This concert gives us all a chance to relax and welcome the Holiday season! (Performance: December 13, 2014, at Quimby Theater).

Program III, “Dramatic Collaborations“, we will shine the spotlight on our own members, who will be the featured soloists in Bach’s Brandenburg Concert #5 as well as the East Coast premiere of Jennifer Jolley’s Spielzeug Straßenbahn. It wouldn’t be a WCO season without a premiere of some kind or another! (Performance: March 15, 2015, at the Woodstock Playhouse).

Program IV, “Memorial Day Tribute“, gives us an opportunity to give back to our community, with a fundraising event for the Wounded Warriors and UCCC Veteras Organizations. Just as the musicians of the WCO are your friends, neighbors, and teachers, so too are our veterans found in every facet of our diverse community. (Two Performances: May 22nd & 23rd, 2015, at Quimby Theater).

Please join us for an exciting and memorable season!

We look forward to sharing music with you!