Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished musicians, the Mozart Orchestra of New York performs a diverse repertoire in creatively programmed concerts. This 45-piece orchestra performed its debut concerts in 2014-15 and has toured throughout the United States in the subsequent seasons together with the violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and cellist Julian Schwarz.
The Mozart Orchestra of New York was created as a collaborative project between the distinguished American conductor Gerard Schwarz – who serves as its Music Director – and the New York Chamber Soloists, who act as the principal players. Schwarz was first involved with the New York Chamber Soloists thirty years ago as a virtuoso trumpeter – including in the performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos that opened Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) at Lincoln Center – so it is particularly meaningful for the Chamber Soloists to join forces with him again. Over the past few years, the New York Chamber Soloists have performed concerts as a conductorless chamber orchestra together with such distinguished soloists as the violinist Rachel Barton Pine, pianist Menahem Pressler, clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, and guitarist Sharon Isbin at major venues like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, UCLA Live, Mondavi Center, and the Kravis Center. The formation of the Mozart Orchestra of New York has allowed the ensemble to focus on any even broader range of repertoire, and has included performances at the famed Troy (NY) Savings Bank Music Hall, at the Armstrong Auditorium in Oklahoma City, and at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at Long Island University – which immediately re-engaged the Orchestra for a repeat performance.