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WCO Special Benefit Concert SEONG-JIN CHO PLAYS CHOPIN NOV. 9 *ONE NIGHT ONLY* Thursday, November 9, 8pm Schlesinger Performing Arts Center, Alexandria, VA
Beethoven Egmont Overture Dvorak Czech Suite Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Seong-Jin Cho, Piano Jun Kim, Conductor
WASHINGTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2017 - 2018 SEASON
We wanted to reach out to more people with music, because we all believe in the value of classical music, which can influence people's lives in so many positive ways. The WCO has been performing in many communities in the MD, VA, and DC areas with a variety of classical music repertoires, from chamber music pieces to chamber orchestra pieces; from Bach to Barber, Beethoven to Prokofiev.
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On behalf of the outstanding musicians of the Washington Chamber Orchestra, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you as we usher in the 2017-2018 season! It has been already four years since a small group of enthusiastic musicians, active in their careers as soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral players, and music professors, gathered in a room to share a vision to make high-quality classical concerts more accessible to everyone: young and old, rich and poor, and from diverse cultural backgrounds. We were all very excited about this common goal of forming a unique chamber orchestra that would reach out to our communities.
GOLD MEDALIST, 2015 CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION
“... this latest Chopin Competition winner can stand proud next to the likes of such illustrious past winners as Pollini, Argerich and Zimerman”, - The Pianist, February 2016 For one very special night, Korean Rising Star Pianist Seong Jin Cho, Gold Medalist of the 2015 Chopin Piano Competition, will perform a benefit performance with the Washington Chamber Orchestra. Concert proceeds will support the Washington Chamber Orchestra Endowment, ensuring its mission in the future, “Making Classical Music More Accessible to Everyone in the Community.” The concert includes Seong-Jin Cho, performing Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1, the piece he played in the final round of the Chopin Competition.
I am very grateful to present to you our new 2017-2018 season, with three unique and exciting concert cycles featuring the award-winning guest soloists Alexander Fiterstein, the winner of the Carl Nielsen Competition and a newly appointed clarinet faculty member at the Peabody Institute who will perform the beautiful Mozart Clarinet Concerto, and the return of an audience favorite, Amit Peled, with whom WCO made its debut recording of the Schumann Cello Concerto to critical acclaim, this time with the Haydn Concerto and Kol Nidrei. The highlight of this season, WCO is announcing its special benefit concert to support the WCO Endowment. For this special concert, Korean pianist, Seong Jin Cho, gold medal at the 2015 Chopin Competition at the age of twenty-one, will join us to perform Chopin's Concerto No. 1. Another exciting performance will be in March, when the WCO will bring you the rarely-performed ballet version of Stravinsky's Pulcinella with three singers. Besides our subscription concert cycles and our benefit concert, the WCO will continue to strive to play educational concerts for children and families. I guarantee that this will be another thrilling season. We look forward to sharing the season with you!
Jun Kim Artistic Director / Conductor
WASHINGTON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2017-2018 SEASON
PELED RETURNS WITH HAYDN
STRAVINSKY PULCINELLA COMPLETE BALLET
FITERSTEIN PLAYS MOZART
OCT 13 & OCT 14
MAR 23 & 24
MAY 17 & 18
Friday, October 13, 8pm Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD
Friday, March 23, 8pm Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD
Friday, May 17, 8pm Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD
Saturday, October 14, 8pm Providence Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, March 24, 8pm Providence Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA
Saturday, May 18, 8pm Providence Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, VA
Schubert Symphony No.5 Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 Bruch Kol Nidrei
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Overture Concert Arias with Vocal Soloists Stravinsky Pulcinella Ballet in One Act with Songs
Mozart La Clemenza di Tito Overture Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major Beethoven Symphony No.4
Amit Peled, Cello Jun Kim, Conductor
You-Seong Kim, Soprano - Min Jin, Tenor Phillip Collister, Bass - Jun Kim, Conductor
Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet Jun Kim, Conducor
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Cycle One: Peled Returns with Haydn 1A: Oct. 13 Fri. Columbia, MD 1B: Oct. 14 Sat. Fairfax, VA
WCO Special BENEFIT Concert with Seong-Jin Cho S: Nov. 9 Thu. Section
Cycle Two: Stravinsky Pulcinella and Arias 2A: Mar. 23 Fri. Columbia, MD 2B: Mar. 24 Sat. Fairfax, VA
Cycle Three: Fiterstein Plays Mozart 3A: May 17 Fri. Columbia, MD 3B :May 18 Sat. Fairfax, VA
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AMIT PELED The Washington Chamber Orchestra opens its season with Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, with whom the WCO released its debut CD of the Schumann Cello Concerto to critical acclaim. Amit Peled will perform Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major, one of the most popular cello concertos now, but was presumed lost until 1961. Bruch's Kol Nidrei, the work based on two Jewish themes, will also be performed.
The heart of this delightful concert is Stravinsky's Italianinfluenced music for the ballet Pulcinella, “revealing the composer at his most charming.” The WCO will perform the rarely-performed full version with Soprano, Tenor and Baritone Soloists.
ALEXANDER FITERSTEIN WINNER, CARL NIELSEN COMPETITION
“... beautiful liquid clarity,” - The New York Times The Washington Chamber Orchestra will conclude its season featuring an award-winning Clarinetist, Alexander Filterstein, the winner of the Carl Nielsen Competition and a newly appointed faculty member at the Peabody Institute, to perform Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, which was the musical genius's last instrumental piece, and one of his most poignant concertos. The second movement, “Adagio,” was popularized by the film “Out of Africa.”
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