With a Little Help from our Friends

With its 2023-2024 season Chosen Family, Queer Urban Orchestra dedicates a full year to celebrating the liberating and healing power of kinship bonds rooted in friendship.

With a Little Help from our Friends continues our season with music that we can only hear with the help of others. Ryan Roberts of the New York Philharmonic brings his “flawless poetry” (The New York Times) to Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto, which was the result of a wartime friendship with an American soldier who was an oboist back at home. Steven Stucky’s colorful rendering of Henry Purcell’s Funeral Music for Queen Mary brings new life to a rich work that rarely sees the stage. Florence Price’s Fourth Symphony would never have been heard at all were it not found by chance tucked away in the attic of a Chicago area home half a century after she lived there.

Saturday, December 16, 2023
8:00 PM
296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

The Church of the Holy Apostles is handicap accessible.