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
Tickets on sale at Eventbrite
Photo by Lukas Budimaier
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
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
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 …
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 …