WCMS Presents: 2019-2020 Concerts

Each year, WCMS presents a variety of concerts that showcase our exceptional faculty, guest artists, and advanced students. These family-friendly concerts offer something for everyone! Please join us.

For more information about these and other upcoming events, please visit our calendar page.



October 4, 2019  7:30 pm

Faculty Concert: "Once Upon a Starry Night"
Our first faculty concert of the 2019-2020 school year, featuring flute faculty member Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill with special guests Cherry Kim, cello and Ai-Ying Chiu, piano. This fabulous trio (known as the CK Ensemble) will transport listeners to 19th- and early 20th-century Paris with a program of music by French composers. Pre-concert refreshments will be served at 7:00 pm.

November 17, 2019  3:00 pm
Concert for Kids!
The fall installment of our popular children's music concerts, featuring clarinet faculty member Glenn Dickson and and the Shirim Ensemble. The program will include a fun and lively mix of Klezmer folk music and folk tales.

November 22, 2019  7:30 pm
Faculty Concert: Women Composers
Our second faculty concert of the 2019-2020 school year, featuring chamber music and solo works by Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Caroline Shaw, Mary Mouyoumdjian and Rebecca Clarke. Pre-concert refreshments will be served at 7:00 pm.

December 13, 2019  7:30 pm
Motown Holiday Concert
The WCMS Motown Ensemble performs a special holiday concert that will include longtime favorites along with deep cuts from the Motown catalog.

January 24, 2020  7:30 pm
Contemporary Commercial Music: A Voice Department Recital
Students from the voice department will perform songs from pop genres in a karaoke-style recital.

February 7, 2020   7:00 pm
String Department Honors Concert
Students from the voice department perform for family, friends, and the public.

February 28, 2020  7:30 pm
Faculty Concert: "Dreams & Meditations"
Our third faculty concert of the 2019-2020 school year. Glenn Dickson, clarinet and Maurice Cahen, sitar will perform a multi-dimensional concert from solo works to lush clarinet soundscapes created with live processing. The program will include works by Stravinsky, among others, with influences by Robert Fripp. Pre-concert refreshments will be served at 7:00 pm.

February 29, 2020  4:00 pm
Piano Department Composition Festival Concert

March 6, 2020  7:00 pm
"Beat of Life" Percussion Concert
Our percussion ensembles perform a lively program of percussion repertoire on a variety of instruments.

March 14, 2020  4:00 pm
Voice Department Honors Concert
Students from the voice department perform for family, friends, and the public.

March 27, 2020  7:30 pm
Faculty Concert: "Songs of Urgency, Advocacy & Hope"
Our fourth faculty concert of the 2019-2020 school year. The "Barkers of the Imminent Conundrum" will perform a mix of originals and old favorites, some via New Orleans and the Caribbean, designed to inspire stewardship of the earth and its inhabitants. Pre-concert refreshments will be served at 7:00 pm.

March 29, 2020   3:00 pm
Concert for Kids!
The spring installment of our popular children's music concerts, featuring one piano, four hands, and dance!  Come experience the magic that two pianists can make at a single piano, while a dancer interprets the music.

April 3, 2020  7:00 pm
Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Honors Concert
Students from the woodwinds, brass & percussion department perform for family, friends, and the public.

May 8, 2020  7:30 pm
Piano Honors Concerts
Students from the piano department perform for family, friends, and the public.

May 9, 2020   7:30 pm
The Vocal Factor
A singing competition for youth and teens, featuring music industry judges and special prizes.