Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra
November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra returns to the Doctorow Center for a Thanksgiving weekend concert, including Ralph Vaughan Williams: Variants on Dives and Lazarus for Strings & Harp; Sir Edward Elgar: Sospiri for Strings & Harp; Claude Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane for Harp & String Orchestra; Robert Manno: Petit Voyage en Nostalgie for Flute, Harp & String Orchestra; Howard Hanson: Serenade for Flute, Harp & String Orchestra; Jacqueline Kerrod: New Work for Harp & String Orchestra (Premiere); Jean Sibelius: Elegie from King Christian Suite II; and, Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Since 2000 the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra under the direction of composer/conductor, Robert Manno has earned accolades and national attention through the many broadcasts of its live performances from the Windham Chamber Music Festival and Catskill Mountain Foundation over American Public Media’s Performance Today. The orchestra is comprised of the finest musicians from the New York area and includes current and former members of the MET Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, NYC Opera Orchestra, NYC Ballet Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and many other esteemed New York area ensembles.
Robert Manno is Co-Director of the Windham Chamber Music Festival, an award-winning composer, and an acclaimed conductor whose many performances from the Windham Festival and the Catskill Mountain Foundation have been featured nationally on “Performance Today.” The Atlanta Audio Society has described him as “a composer of serious music of considerable depth and spiritual beauty.”