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 a world premiere piece to open both nights on the April concert series. Friday's concert showcases two soloists: Mira Magrill premieres a piece 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 bring together three works, written centuries apart but with shared aspects: Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Carl Busch's A Chippewa Lullaby, and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks.

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 DaiWorld Premiere

Samuel MagrillWorld Premiere

Mira Magrill Flute

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

Stephen McDouga... Violin

Felix MendelssohnViolin Concerto in E minor, op. 64

Jennifer Ahn Violin

Johann Sebastian BachBrandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

Carl BuschA Chippewa Lullaby

Igor StravinskyDumbarton Oaks

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

Mira Magrill
Flute

Friday, 4.21

Samuel Magrill: 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