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The World Civic Orchestra just returned from their successful tour in Taipei and Japan! Over 90 members from 8 different countries shared the stage at the Taipei National Concert Hall and Saga Cultural Hall in brilliant performances of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Pathetique Symphony and Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Congratulations to all of the members for their wonderful performances and thank you so much to the staff, soloists, volunteers, and sponsors who made this tour such a memorable experience!
The The WCO has been featured in the Fabulous Foundation (Taiwan), Muzik Magazine (Taiwan), and Saga Newspaper (Japan) for their upcoming tour to Taiwan and Japan in September 2014! Click Here.
The World Civic Orchestra is thrilled to announce their first international tour to Taipei and Japan! The orchestra will present a concert in Taipei on September 1st, 2014 and in Saga, Japan on September 4th, 2014.
Tickets for the Taipei concert are available for purchase! Click Here for detail.
The WCO Concert DVD from June 9th, 2013 at Alice Tully Hall is now available for sale for $15!
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The WCO is proud to announce the release of a short documentary film from their third concert cycle at Alice Tully Hall in New York City in June 2013!

From the Music Director

Welcome to the home of the World Civic Orchestra.

The WCO is a newly formed orchestra, which had a phenomenal inaugural concert on June 20, 2010 performing Beethoven’s Choral with 87 orchestral and 120 choral members on the historical stage of Carnegie Hall. Musicians from the USA and around the world, representing 18 countries, with ages ranging from 18 to 80 years old, traveled to New York City to play together through their hearts and their passion for music. Performers consisted of members from The Philadelphia Orchestra to a high school student from the Midwest. They all assembled to share in one common goal - fill the differences of the world we live in today.

We are very excited to expand our mission through the performance of music at the highest level. Given the exceptional commitment and dedication of all the members, I am confident that we can continue to climb the long steps toward this eternal goal together.

Vincent Koh
Music Director & Conductor

A Message from the President

The World Civic Orchestra will be having its 4th concert season on September 1, in Taipei, Taiwan National Concert Hall and Saga, Japan on September 4th, 2014. WCO continues to uplift audiences with their performances and contribute to the professional armature of artistic life in New York City and around the globe. Our goal is to work together with splendid guest artist, to reach and share valuable orchestra with friends from the metropolitan community to around the world.

Those who give generously deserve special appreciation. Those who attend the concerts, we welcome you with great delight. Together we develop a better foundation, which enables to sustain the highest level of achievement and accomplishment in presentation and performance. Our dedication is not just a commitment to the WCO, but to our community as a whole.

In addition, The WCO’s world-class art, culture and entertainment will once again shine on the global stage as it embarks on its 2014 tour of Taiwan and Japan. Traveling along with the Orchestra, is accompanying the tour to promote New York (World Civic) as a global destination to audiences in Taiwan and Japan.

Over the course of ten days the World Civic Orchestra, members of Taipei Philharmonic, et al will travel to cities like Taipei, Saga and Japan. Not only to perform for local audiences, but also meet and share the New York experience with international audiences. I am very pleased to have our international members share the New York message of a city that is “here for the making” of a world-class global cultural adventure.

Thank you for your presence and your continued support to keep the music playing. Welcome to the WCO family and enjoy the upcoming season!!!

Dr. Chiang Sheng Johnny Kuo
The President of the Board






Mission Statement

The mission of the World Civic Orchestra is to use music as a means to bridge the world’s differences.

The WCO believes that music can help the world understand and appreciate the differences that too often lead to conflict because its essence is not bound by culture, race or religion; rather it is a universal language that touches the human soul.

"Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form."
- Plato