An audition-free, amateur community ensemble, NewWSO held its debut concert to an oversold audience in March 2012 in at ArtsWestchester in White Plains, NY. Since then, NewWSO has performed over 30 concerts throughout Westchester County, many at public libraries, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and other venues where people cannot necessarily travel to hear a live orchestra musical performance.
At its Spring Concert on April 6, NewWSO will present a refreshing take on classical music performance by showcasing how "everyday people" can come together to create beautiful sound in addition to doing whatever else they do in their regular lives. Doctors, lawyers, administrators, parents, retirees, high school students and others will perform repertoire usually reserved for professional orchestras: Brahms, Mozart, Mahler, and more.
NewWSO will be at TD Bank, 285 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains NY to promote the concert. On Wednesday April 9, NewWSO will hold a post-concert event with live music at Sam's Restaurant of Gedney Way, 50 Gedney Way, White Plains, NY. 10% of all restaurant and bar sales that evening will go back to fund NewWSO's continued activities of bringing music to Westchester amateur musicians and audiences.
In the past year, the number of musicians in NewWSO have swelled to more than 65 and continue to grow, a sign that avocational Westchester musicians are hungry for an opportunity to express themselves through great music in a non-competitive, joyful environment. Membership in the orchestra is open to the general public, provided there is room in the instrument section.
Rochambeau School is part of the White Plains City School District and is near the heart of downtown White Plains. It is home to the Fort Hill Players and has ample parking. Concert duration will be 60 minutes without intermission. Refreshments will be sold prior to the concert.
Tickets on sale now. Visit www.newsymphony.org or call (914) 623-8075 for advance tickets, $10 General Admission, $13 by phone, $15 at the door. Children under 8 free.
Founded in November 2011, New Westchester Symphony Orchestra's motto is "Great music played by anyone, for everyone." Conductor Benjamin Niemczyk has been conducting in Westchester for 9 years as the conductor of Westchester Oratorio Society and Chrysalis Consort. NewWSO welcomes new members of all ages and abilities, no auditions required.
For more information about joining the orchestra, visit our website or email email@example.com.