In 2013, Dr. Antoine T. Clark and the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center (MAC) decided to try something new: they created a chamber orchestra. After nine successful years, the MAC-sponsored chamber orchestra (MACCO) now operates as the Worthington Chamber Orchestra (WCO), an independent entity.
Worthington Chamber Orchestra is proud to present the 2022-2023 season under the direction of its founding artistic and music director, Antoine T. Clark. This new season consists of fun family programming, beautiful classics, a newly commissioned work, and exciting collaborations. It is the mission of WCO to support local artists while providing diverse and dynamic programming that entertains, inspires, and fosters music education.
The 2022-2023 season theme, New Horizons, highlights WCO’s new beginnings and commitment to championing diversity, presenting dynamic programming, and supporting local artists for a tenth season.
The Family and Education Series focuses on family-oriented programming, music education, and the second collaboration with Sarah Hixon and Hixon Dance in Sergei Prokofiev’s beloved classic children’s tale, Peter and the Wolf.
The Benedicta Enrile Masterworks Series showcases three inspiring concerts, Beauty and Beethoven, The Romantics and Mozart, and Love, Songs, and Broadway. Guest artists include Linda Kernohan, composer; Michael Cox, saxophone; and Laura Portune, soprano.
These concerts mark WCO’s first season as an independent organization as it looks forward to future growth and a deeper connection to the Worthington community.