Upcoming Concerts

Friday, September 18, 8:30 pm
Saturday, September 19, 7:30 pm

Seth Bedford: The Age of Nostalgia, World Premiere
Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV 481 (Friday)
Tilden Marbit - Bassoon
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Friday)
Deborah Nixon - Violin
Tyzen Hsiao: Cello Concerto in C, Op. 52 (Saturday)
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Join us for our 10th anniversary season opener featuring Brahms’s First Symphony, hearkening back to The Chelsea Symphony's inaugural year. Our Friday program includes Vaughan Williams’s... Learn More

Friday, October 23, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 8:00 pm

Aaron Dai: World Premiere
Gerard Schwarz: A Journey
Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet
Angela Shankar - Clarinet
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Our October series brings The Chelsea Symphony to The DiMenna Center for Classical Musicians for the first time. This concert will feature one of George Gershwin’s major works Rhapsody in Blue, a... Learn More

Monday, November 9, 8:00 pm

Musical Theatre Factory and The Chelsea Symphony invite you to Get Yourself Some NEW ORCHESTRATIONS! This exciting new series pairs emergent musical theatre writers with Broadway orchestrators to... Learn More

Friday, December 4, 8:00 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck: Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel
He Zhanhao & Chen Gang: The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto
Phong Ta - Violin
Charles Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Aaron Dai: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Enjoy this holiday season with The Chelsea Symphony’s December concert series. Opening with the prelude from Humperdinck’s classic opera, Hänsel und Gretel, this concert features exciting... Learn More

Friday, January 29, 8:30 pm
Saturday, January 30, 7:30 pm

Tim Kiah: World Premiere
Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 (Friday)
Susan Mandel - Cello
Fernande Breilh-Decruck: Sonate en ut dièze mineur for saxophone alto (ou alto) et orchestre (Friday)
Rob Wilkerson - Saxophone
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35 (Saturday)
Alex Hu - Violin
Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Maurice Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

During our January series, promenade with us through Pictures at an Exhibition. This concert will open with a world premiere from composer Tim Kiah. The Friday concert will feature Susan Mandel... Learn More

Friday, March 11, 8:30 pm
Saturday, March 12, 7:30 pm

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto in E-flat Major No. 2, TrV 283 (Friday)
Adam Schommer - Horn
Ernö Dohnányi: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra (Friday)
Jane Yoon - Harp
Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104 (Saturday)
Alice Bacon - Cello
Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, TrV 158, op. 24
Composition Competition Winner: TBD

Our March series will feature the winner of The Chelsea Symphony’s second annual Composition Competition. The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives will have us seeking the answer... Learn More

Friday, April 15, 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 pm

Caroline Shaw: Entr'Acte (NYC Premiere)
WA Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 (285d) (Friday)
Phil Rashkin - Oboe
CPE Bach: Concerto in D Minor, H.484.1 (Saturday)
Anna Urrey - Flute
Francis Poulenc: Sinfonietta

This April, The Chelsea Symphony will host a chamber orchestra concert series, opening with the NYC Premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte for string quartet. Friday will showcase Phil Rashkin on... Learn More

Saturday, June 4, 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 5, 2:00 pm

Toru Takemitsu: A String Around Autumn (Saturday)
Rick Quantz - Viola
Michael Daugherty: Fire and Blood (Sunday)
Rebekah Butler - Violin
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major

For our season finale, join us for one of the epics of the classical repertoire, Mahler’s First Symphony. Saturday will feature Rick Quantz on the Viola in Takemitsu’s A String Around Autumn,... Learn More