Chippewa Mother, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Friday | 4.21.17 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 4.22.17 | 7:30 PM

St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street

TCS resident composer Aaron Dai presents the world premiere of Early Morning Walk to open both nights on the April concert series. Friday's concert showcases two soloists: Mira Magrill premieres Concerto Fantastique for flute and orchestra by her father, composer Dr. Samuel Magrill and Stephen McDougall-Graham solos on Henri Vieuxtemps' Violin Concerto. Saturday's concert welcomes back violinist Jenn Ahn as featured soloist, performing a perennial favorite, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The second half of both concerts features two 20th-century classics: Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks and the Prokofiev Classical Symphony.

Conducted by Mark Seto and Reuben Blundell

Tickets available on Eventbrite: http://thechelseasymphony.eventbrite.com/
Concerts will be held at St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street

Photo Credit: "Chippewa Mother," Wisconsin Historical Society
From the Collection: Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1942-1990

The Program

Aaron DaiEarly Morning Walk (World Premiere)

Samuel MagrillConcerto Fantastique (World Premiere)

Mira Magrill Flute
Samuel Magrill Composer

Henri VieuxtempsViolin Concerto No.5 in A minor, op. 37

Stephen McDouga... Violin

Felix MendelssohnViolin Concerto in E minor, op. 64

Jennifer Ahn Violin

Igor StravinskyConcerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks, 8-v- 1938”

Sergei ProkofievSymphony No. 1 in D major, op. 25, "Classical"

Featured Artists

Jennifer Ahn
Violin

Saturday, 4.22

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64

Canadian born violinist Jennifer Ahn leads an active career teaching and performing in the New York City area. She received a Masters of Music and Artist Diploma from Yale University as a full scholarship recipient under the tutelage of Syoko Aki. An avid orchestral musician, she has served as

Samuel Magrill
Composer

Friday, 4.21

Samuel Magrill: Concerto Fantastique (World Premiere)

Dr. Samuel Magrill is a professor of music and composer-in-residence at the University of Central Oklahoma where he has taught music theory and composition since 1988. He is currently Graduate Coordinator for Music. He obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Oberlin

Mira Magrill
Flute

Friday, 4.21

Samuel Magrill: Concerto Fantastique (World Premiere)

Flutist Mira Magrill, from Edmond, OK, has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber ensembles throughout the U.S., Denmark, Chile, Costa Rica, Italy, and China. Winner of the Stony Brook University Concerto Competition and the Music Teachers National Association Senior Woodwind

Stephen McDouga...
Violin

Friday, 4.21

Henri Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor, op. 37

Stephen McDougall Graham received his first violin at age six from a garage sale. As a precocious scholarship student with working-class roots, Stephen quickly discovered in this violin his lifelong joy in music. His natural ability quickly led to private lessons, youth orchestras, and concerto