December 1

Photo by Lukas Budimaier

Friday | 12.1.17 | 8:00 PM

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

The Chelsea Symphony's one-night-only holiday concert features a special guest narrator in a beloved annual TCS tradition, the performance of resident composer Aaron Dai's The Night Before Christmas. The concert opens with a festive brass arrangement of Carl Nielsen's Sanct Hansaftenspiel, arranged by Warren Wernick, the Reinecke Flute Concerto featuring Dirk Wels, and the smoldering Moldau by Smetana. Our second half of the concert includes Tzigane by Ravel featuring violinist Megan Hilands and closes with another celebrated tradition, Sleigh Ride, guest conducted by the winning bidder of the 2016-17 holiday auction, and a person very close to the orchestra, Pam Aubin!

A silent auction in support of the orchestra will take place before the downbeat and during intermission, concluding during a festive wine reception following the concert.
Start your holiday season with TCS!

Concerts will be held at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street

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Photo by Lukas Budimaier

The Program

Carl Nielsen, arr. Warren WernickSanct Hansaftenspiel

Carl ReineckeFlute Concerto in D Major, op. 283

Dirk Wels Flute

Bedřich SmetanaThe Moldau

Maurice RavelTzigane, rapsodie de concert

Megan Hilands Violin

Leroy AndersonSleigh Ride

Pam Aubin Guest Conductor

Aaron DaiThe Night Before Christmas

Featured Artists

Pam Aubin
Guest Conductor

Friday, 12.1

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

Megan Hilands

Friday, 12.1

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane, rapsodie de concert

Megan Hilands is a Brooklyn-based violinist who regularly freelances throughout the greater New York City area. She has recently performed at venues such as Ars Nova, Symphony Space, and the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and with ensembles such as The Chelsea Symphony and Regina Opera

Dirk Wels

Friday, 12.1

Carl Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D Major, op. 283

Dirk Wels, a native of Weimar, Germany, studied flute and bassoon in Germany, Spain, and Luxembourg and is currently pursuing further studies on recorder with Nina Stern in New York. He was principal bassoon of the Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg for four years. After relocating to New York