Mendelssohn, Whittaker & Sibelius

Saturday, May 20, 2017
3:00pm

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033

Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra
Chris Whittaker, Conductor
Coco Mi, Violin
Winner of the WHCO's First Annual Young Artist Competition in Partnership with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

 

This concert will last approximately two hours including intermission.

 

Mendelssohn, Whittaker & Sibelius
3:00pm Saturday May 20, 2017

 

 

 

Our final concert of the season features the Grand Prize winner of our 1st annual Young Artists Competition, 16 year-old violinist Coco Mi, playing Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D minor. The concert opens with a world premiere by our Music Director, Chris Whittaker and closes with Mendelssohn's joyful and exuberant "Italian" Symphony No. 4. Reception to follow for Friends of WHCO. 

Free and open to all ages. 

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Program

From This Elevation (World Premiere)                                                         Chris Whittaker (1986- ) 

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47                                                             Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Featuring Coco Mi, the winner of the WHCO Young Artists Competition
in partnership with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”                                             Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Our concert is followed by a reception for Friends of WHCO.  Join us now during our Spring Friend Drive!


About the Artists

Coco Mi, Violin

  Ms. Mi at the finals of this year's Young Artists Competition.

Ms. Mi at the finals of this year's Young Artists Competition.

We're delighted to announce that sixteen year-old violinist Coco Mi from Princeton, NJ has been selected the winner of our First Annual Young Artists Competition in partnership with Florian Leonhard Fine Violins!

Ms. Mi will receive a $1,000k scholarship and perform as the featured soloist on our May 20, 2017 concert.  Additionally, Florian Leonhard will loan her a fine instrument for use in her performance with the WHCO. 

Ms. Mi attends the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Program where she studies with Elizabeth Faidley and is the recipient of the Carl Owen Memorial Scholarship. She has performed in masterclasses with well-known violinists such as Sarah Chang, Ray Chen, and Jennifer Koh, among others.  When not playing the violin, Coco is a junior at Princeton High School in Princeton, NJ. She is also the leader of a community service program “Music Therapy” which focuses on sharing musical activities with special needs students at her school.