The Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City is the first large ensemble in New York City created by and showcasing Canadian musicians / music as part of its mission. Comprised of many young Canadian players living in the New York City area, the goal is to promote Canadian artistry in New York City and beyond. The inaugural performance of the CCO/NYC took place at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on March 25th, 2007, as part of the Opera Trash Benefit for Variety NYC. They made their Le Poisson Rouge debut in June 2009 with internationally acclaimed Canadian mezzo Ariana Chris. Their return to LPR was on May 4th 2010 in a program of Shostakovich, Strauss and Bischof.
CCO/NYC has been the resident orchestra at The Church of St. James the Less in Scarsdale beginning in May 2007 where they have presented 5 concerts as well as serving as the ensemble for Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday services. Future concerts include return engagements at LPR, a recording project and serving as the host organization for the Canadian Arts in NYC Festival scheduled for Fall of 2011 in Manhattan.