Greetings from the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh! The year of 2017 has had a host of achievements, and we want to take a moment to celebrate with you.

COP programming has included repertoire of impressive breadth. We continue to present treasures from the great composers, such as our recent performance of Brahms’s Schicksalslied and Haydn’s Symphony No. 22, “The Philosopher.” At the same time we have been working hard to elevate the works of new composers, and in the past year COP has played works by two Pittsburgh composers, Gustav Liden’s bassoon concerto and Nancy Galbraith’s Gloria. Finally the year also included a moment to celebrate local emerging artists and young composers, and in our September concert Hannah Ishizaki had the unforgettable moment of premiering her work Up/Down.

Along with great music, COP is also proud to have hosted great musicians. Our core ensemble sounds wonderful with every concert, and I can not thank them enough for their artistry and commitment. Playing with them has been a series of remarkable guests artists throughout the year: David Sogg and Jim Rogers from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble Voce Solis, and the winner of our Young Artist Concerto Competition, Nathan Magley.

While we have been busy with our music, we have also been busy with making plans for the future, including the adopting of a strategic plan to guide us through 2020. As we pursue these dreams of the future, we are asking you for two essential things. First, please consider making a donation to COP, which helps us to present great music and great musicians. You can make a donation by going to our website at:

Second, one of the greatest services that you can provide to the arts is through your presence and your advocacy. So come and join us at a concert, and bring a friend.

We thank you for all that you have done, and thank you in advance for helping us to make 2018 another of exceptional music and performance!

Yours sincerely,

Edward Leonard
Founder and Artistic Director

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