Announcing the winner of HCO's American Composer Competition!

R. Michael Daugherty's "Nothing Bitter Suite"

The Heights Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce the winner of its 2015 American Composer Competition. This piece will receive a world premiere performance by the orchestra on April 3rd, 2016. Read more about the composer R. Michael Daugherty.


Heights Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven, Bach, Sibelius, Ives, and Mozart. No matter what your taste in music, HCO's 2015-2016 season promises classical favorites, rarely heard musical gems, accessible contemporary works, and songs of love that are sure to delight. I invite you to join us for every concert, performed in some of our favorite venues. And, afterward, plan to stay to meet with friends, members of the orchestra, and soloists for an always tasty reception hosted by the Friends of HCO. All of our programs are free and open to the public, made possible through the generosity of our audience, donors, and advertisers. What's not to like about this season?

Sue Schieman
President, HCO

Our 2015-2016 Season

October 18, 2015
Emily Cornelius, violin
First Baptist Church
3630 Fairmount Blvd,Shaker Heights, OH 44118
Pärt: Fratres for Winds and Percussion
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
Gabrieli: Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 “Spring”
November 22, 2015
“The Northlanders”
Church of the Gesu
2470 Miramar Blvd, University Heights, OH 44118
Sibelius: Finlandia
Jarnefelt: Berceuse
Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite, Op. 56
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
February 14, 2016
“Music for Lovers”
Laura Lindauer, soprano
Timothy Culver, tenor
Bohemian National Hall
4939 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44127
My Funny Valentine
Belle of the Ball
You Made Me Love You
Blue Tango
Salut d’amour
Wine, Women and Song
Bésame Mucho
Adagio from Sym. 2
Vocal Selections TBA
April 3, 2016
“Something Borrowed, Something...NEW”
St Paul's Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Buck: Festival Overture on the Star-Spangled Banner
R. Michael Daugherty: Nothing Bitter Suite (world premiere) American Composer Competition Winner
Ives: Symphony No. 2
May 8, 2016
“Mozart for Mothers”
Donna Lee, piano
First Baptist Church
3630 Fairmount Blvd,Shaker Heights, OH 44118
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major “Jupiter”