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.
Music Director & Conductor
The World Civic Orchestra is in its 3rd concert season this upcoming June 9th, 2013. It continues to uplift audiences with their performances and contributes to the professional armature of artistic life in New York City and around the globe. Our goal is to work together with our splendid guest artist to reach out and share our valuable orchestra with more of our friends within the metropolitan community, out of states and around the world..
In the age of “instant access” to almost anything, we rarely have the time or the patience to stop and enjoy the finer things in life. Music is available at the click of mouse, or the press of button; yet, the real enjoyment of this wonderful art form is the experience of the live performance. The World Civic Orchestra has been entertaining the people of The Big Apple since 2010. We are a group of local, outer state, international and professional led individuals. We believe the standards we achieve matches any other professional and amateur Orchestra in the country and around the world.
Our programs feature world class soloists, in a fantastic venue. Together we will develop a better financial foundation, which enables us to sustain the highest level of achievement and accomplishment in presentation and performance, thus ensuring the up-and-coming of this unique outstanding orchestra. Our dedication to the World Civic Orchestra is not a commitment just to the World Civic Orchestra, but to our community as a whole.
Those who give generously to support the orchestra deserve special appreciation. To those of you who attend the concerts, some for the first time and some second timers, we welcome you with great delight.
Thank you for your continued support. Your presence at concerts, your contributions to the annual fund campaign and your support of our upcoming program all help to keep the music playing for now and into the future. Thanks to you, we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries together.
We look forward to enjoying a fabulous outstanding concert with old and new friends.
Welcome to the World Civic Orchestra family and enjoy the upcoming season!!!
Dr. Chiang Sheng Johnny Kuo
The President of the Board
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.