QUO Loves NYC #3

quowp 2016-2017: QUO Loves NYC

QUO Loves NYC, and in this post-Valentine concert we were joined by Artistic Director Julie Debordes’ husband, the extraordinary trumpeter Joe Burgstaller. The concert also included the return of former Artistic Director Nolan Dresden, who conducted the Eliot Carter Elegy for Strings, and Darcy Leon, winner of QUO’s annual concerto competition, who performed the Villa-Lobos Ciranda das Sete Notas. Jenny …

QUO Loves NYC #2

quowp 2016-2017: QUO Loves NYC

QUO’s first educational outreach concert of family-friendly music featured: Hamlisch/Moss: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Cuong: The Wild Woods Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf We were honored to be join by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, who narrated all three pieces.

QUO Loves NYC #4

quowp 2016-2017: QUO Loves NYC

Our tribute to things we love continue with the winner of our first composition contest, the world premiere of Andrew Bukowski’s High Tides. Mohammad Fairouz and Tchaikovsky allowed us to show our passions in quite different ways. Bukowski: High Tides Fairouz: Symphony No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

QUO Loves NYC #1

quowp 2016-2017: QUO Loves NYC

The first concert of our QUO Loves NYC series featured guest pianist Aryo Wicaksono performing the quintessential NYC piece, Rhapsody in Blue. We were also joined by members of the NYCGMC and other singers for the Mozart Ave verum corpus. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Mozart: Ave verum corpus Ives: Symphony #2

QUOtets X

quowp 2015-2016: Abracadabra!

Chamber groups from QUO take us on a European Tour for this installment of QUO’s popular chamber music series. Acquaviva: String Quartet in C Major Bedford: Ballet fo rthe Rubber Chickens for rubber chicken, triangle, and piano Ravel: Trois Chansons de Don Quichotte for voice and piano Vaughan-Williams: Silent Moon from The House of Life for voice and piano Martinu: …

QUOtets IX

quowp 2015-2016: Abracadabra!

The ninth concert in our chamber series featuring QUO members. Alfieri: Fanfare for Tambourines Perry/Hudson: Dark Horse arranged for flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn, and bassoon O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz for two violins Purcell: Sonata for Two Trumpets and Brass Bach: Prelude in C major for vibraphone Copland: Quiet City for English horn, trumpet, and piano Glazunov: Elegy for viola and …

Gay-la 2016

quowp 2015-2016: Abracadabra!

Our 2016 Gay-la featured music that was out of this world. Members of the Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC and The Stonewall Chorale joined us to make Neptune shimmer just as it should. Dvorak: The Water Goblin Holst: Uranus and Neptune from The Planets Williams: Star Wars Suite Giacchino: Star Trek Into Darkness


quowp 2015-2016: Abracadabra!

The third concert of our Abracadabra series featured guest pianist James Adler performing his own concerto. It’s neo-classical style fits well with Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Mendelssohn: Fair Melusina Overture Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Adler: Piano Concerto in G: A Walk Through an English Garden Faure: Pelleas and Melisande


quowp 2015-2016: Abracadabra!

The second concert of our Abracadabra! series featured the second winner of QUO’s concerto competition: Aaron Patterson. The alto saxophone rarely gets to perform with orchestra, and it was special treat to play a major work by a female composer. The program featured: Mozart: Overture to the Magic Flute Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter Decruck: Sonata in C# for Alto …

Gay-la 2015

quowp 2014-2015: Music That Leaps Off the Page

QUO hosts its first annual Gay-la to celebrate QUO and gay pride. The evening featured a VIP cocktail hour with chamber music followed by a concert by the orchestra of lighter works. Featured on the full concert: Strauss, Jr: Radetzky March Bedford: Cabaret Suite Rossini: Overture to Otello Berlin: I Love To Have The Boys Around Me Cole Porter Suite …