Inaugural Season Performance Dates & Venues:
- Sunday, March 8 (1:00pm) - Sarah Lawrence College (Reisinger Auditorium)
April 18 (8:00pm) - Concordia College (Sommer Center)
June 13 (8:00pm) - Purchase College (Recital Hall)
Westchester Chamber Soloists, established in January 2020, is a newly-formed chamber orchestra focused
on performing the concerto literature for all solo symphonic instruments and for piano, as well as other orchestral and selected
Based in Westchester
County, just minutes from New York City, the ensemble comprises primarily career professional as well as advanced amateur
musicians from the New York metro area, including Connecticut and New Jersey. Its members are all accomplished solo,
chamber and orchestral music performers in addition to being music educators, many with close ties to conservatories, prominent
chamber music ensembles and other artistic institutions in the greater New York area and worldwide. (read
more about them on the 'Meet Our Musicians' tab)
Similar to a select group
of classical music ensembles, WCS operates as a self-governed enterprise, with rotating sectional
leadership, and performs primarily without a conductor, guided instead by the keen musical instincts and insights of its performers.
And as a concerto-focused enterprise, the Orchestra draws its soloists from within, enabling its
members to share their musical artistry as both ensemble players and soloists.
forward to presenting an invigorating opening season for Spring 2020, featuring concertos and orchestral works from the Classical
and Baroque to the Romantic era and 20th century, and to performing in some of Westchester's most elegant and intimate venues.
(Please visit the Performance Calendar tab for details). In its 2020 concert
programs, WCS - together with pianist Alan Murray - performs Beethoven's 5 Piano Concertos & Choral Fantasy (in
recognition of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth) as well as Mozart's Concerto cycle for piano and for other
solo instruments, to be continued in the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 season, complemented by a breadth of other concerto and
orchestral masterpieces from the baroque to the present.
Please join us for
one or more of our opening season concert performances!
photo, to be replaced with actual WCS photo prior to site launch)