Friday, December 1, 2017: Benefit Concert for The Natural Resource Defense Council & The Way of the Rain, Carnegie Hall (NY), 8pm
Environmental artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford and composer Tim Janis collaborate for the world premiere of The Way of the Rain – Voices of Hope, a benefit concert for the Natural Resources Defense Council and nonprofit organization The Way of the Rain. The evening brings together music, art, and film for an homage to planet Earth.
Sunday, January 21, 2018: Fair Trade Trio performs at SAJ, 15 West 86th Street (NY), 7pm
We will present the soulful string trio of Mieczysław Weinberg and “Brief Memories” by prominent Israeli composer Gilad Hochman. We will also present the NY premiere of Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s The Ogre Lover, inspired by the Ted Hughes poem “Fairytale,” and we’ll close the evening with the masterful “Andante” movement from Mozart’s Divertimento. Please join us in the lobby following the performance for nosh and schmooze, sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Judaism.
Saturday, February 10, 2018: Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Fort Washington Collegiate Church (NY), 3pm
Led by music director Chris Whittaker, the strings of the WHCO come together to perform an afternoon filled with profoundly beautiful string music. The concert features work by Catalyst Quartet member Jessie Montgomery, Pullitzer Prize-winning composer and Washington Heights resident Aaron Jay Kernis, as well as music by Edward Elgar and Arnold Schoenberg. Followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of the WHCO.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018: Rush Hour Concert with the Fair Trade Trio, The Artist Co-op (NY), 7pm
Join the Fair Trade Trio after work for a rush hour concert complete with wine and cheese while enjoying this one hour concert which will feature Kaia Saariaho’s 2009 composition, Cloud Trio, which draws on different types of clouds as inspiration, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s captivating Divertimento, his only completed work for string trio and the first major work ever written for string trio by any composer.
Sunday, May 6, 2018: The Fair Trade Trio and guest pianist Taisiya Pushkar Season Finale, David Greer Recital Hall (NY), 3pm
The Fair Trade Trio will be joined once again by our beloved guest collaborative pianist Taisiya Pushkar for Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor. We will also perform Kaia Saariaho’s 2009 composition, Cloud Trio, which draws on different types of clouds as inspiration, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s The Ogre Lover, inspired by the Ted Hughes poem “Fairytale.” Please join the musicians after the concert for a reception celebrating the end of our third season!
Saturday, May 19, 2018: Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Fort Washington Collegiate Church (NY), 3pm
Join us for our season finale, featuring Jennifer Higdon’s furiously virtousic opener, “Machine,” and a concerto by our Young Artist Competition winner. The season closes with Brahms’ timeless and profound second symphony. The concert is followed by a post-concert reception for Friends of WHCO.