The Chelsea Symphony

Join us for our 2014-15 season, Play On, opening on September 12-13 with music by Berlioz, Korngold and others.
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Upcoming Concerts

Friday, October 24, 8:30 pm

Kiah: The Phoenix and the Turtle - world premiere
Lachner: Concertino - U.S. premiere
Bert Hill - Horn
Allison Nicotera - Bassoon
Dvořák: Romance
Adam von Housen - Violin
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Walton: "Touch Her Soft Lips and Part" and "Death of Falstaff" from Henry V
Shostakovich: Hamlet Suite

Our October series explores Shakespeare at his most dramatic, in Beethoven's brooding Coriolan Overture, Walton's contemplative Henry V, and Shostakovich's bracing Hamlet Suite. Allison Nicotera... Learn More

Saturday, October 25, 7:30 pm

Kiah: The Phoenix and the Turtle - world premiere
Lachner: Concertino - U.S. premiere
Allison Nicotera - Bassoon
Bert Hill - Horn
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4
Theresa Rice - Horn
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Walton: "Touch Her Soft Lips and Part" and "Death of Falstaff" from Henry V
Shostakovich: Hamlet Suite

Our October series explores Shakespeare at his most dramatic, in Beethoven's brooding Coriolan Overture, Walton's contemplative Henry V, and Shostakovich's bracing Hamlet Suite. Allison Nicotera... Learn More

Friday, December 12, 8:00 pm

Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
Corelli: Sonata a 4
Warren Wernick - Trumpet
Stradella: Sonata a 8
Warren Wernick - Trumpet
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
Leonid Iogansen - Violin
Gruber: Silent Night (arr. Schwarz)
Schwarz: Variations on Greensleeves
Anderson: Sleigh Ride - Tim Miller, guest conductor
Dai: The Night Before Christmas

The Chelsea Symphony's holiday concert features a guest celebrity narrator in Aaron Dai's The Night Before Christmas and seasonal favorites arranged by acclaimed conductor and composer Gerard... Learn More

Friday, January 30, 8:30 pm

Segal: Caprice for Cello and Orchestra
Dai: World Premiere
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Emanouil Manalov - Violin

January's concert series showcases several exciting collaborations. Erich Schoen-René performs the Caprice for Cello and Orchestra by TCS co-founder Yaniv Segal, and the orchestra teams up with... Learn More

Saturday, January 31, 7:30 pm

Segal: Cello Concerto
Dai: World Premiere
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Brody: World Premiere
Nick Lenchner - Double Bass

January's concert series showcases several exciting collaborations. Erich Schoen-René premieres a cello concerto by TCS co-founder Yaniv Segal, and Nick Lenchner performs a new work for bass by... Learn More

Friday, March 20, 8:30 pm

Bedford: Flushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere)
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto - Kelly Breczka, oboe
Kelly Breczka - Oboe
Grafe: Cello Concerto
Eric Allen - Cello
Sibelius: Overture to The Tempest
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest

Our March series explores two treatments of The Tempest, often described as the most musical of Shakespeare's plays. Sibelius's overture includes one of the most evocative representations of a... Learn More

Saturday, March 21, 7:30 pm

Bedford: Flushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere)
Bartók: Viola Concerto
Elise Frawley - Viola
Sibelius: Overture to The Tempest
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest

Our March series explores two treatments of The Tempest, often described as the most musical of Shakespeare's plays. Sibelius's overture includes one of the most evocative representations of a... Learn More

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 pm

Program TBD

The Chelsea Symphony performs its third annual education concert in conjunction with the Harmony Program, led by Julie Desbordes.

Tickets are available at the door
All concerts take... Learn More

Friday, May 15, 8:30 pm

Composition Contest Winner: New Work: World Premiere
Schumann: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet

The Chelsea Symphony's season finale showcases selections from Prokofiev's beloved ballet score. Jeanette Stenson performs Schumann's evergreen Cello Concerto. The concert also features the... Learn More

Saturday, May 16, 7:30 pm

Composition Contest Winner: New Work: World Premiere
Say: Violin Concerto ("1001 Nights in the Harem")
Jason Mellow - Violin
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet

The Chelsea Symphony's season finale showcases selections from Prokofiev's beloved ballet score. Jason Mellow performs the New York premiere of Fazil Say's Violin Concerto, a dazzling work... Learn More