Saturday | 6.3.17 | 8:00 PM
Sunday | 6.4.17 | 2:00 PM

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

Tickets available on Eventbrite for the finale to TCS's 11th season, Flight Paths, featuring Rachmaninoff's brilliant Symphonic Dances and Vocalise for orchestra. Saturday's concert showcases two solo pieces: Michael Blancaflor performs Frank Picarazzi's Keyboard Concerto on vibraphone and Melissa Kritzer performs Fernade Breilh Decruck's Scherzo Fantasque for bassoon. Rebecca Steinberg and Sara Sherman are the featured performers on Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano and Trumpet on Sunday's matinee performance. Both concerts open with "Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty," a world premiere piece by TCS composer Seth Bedford based on the children's book by Pep Montserrat.

Conducted by Nell Flanders, Matthew Aubin, and Mark Seto

Tickets available on Eventbrite:
http://thechelseasymphony.eventbrite.com

Concerts will be held at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street
The DiMenna Center is an ADA compliant facility and wheelchair accessible.

The Program

Seth BedfordMs. Rubinstein's Beauty (World Premiere)

Dmitri ShostakovichConcerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35

Rebecca Steinberg Trumpet
Sara Sherman Piano

Frank PicarazziKeyboard Concerto

Michael Blancaflor Percussion

Fernande Breilh DecruckScherzo Fantasque

Melissa Kritzer Bassoon

Sergei RachmaninoffVocalise

Nell Flanders Guest Conductor

Sergei RachmaninoffSymphonic Dances, op. 45

Featured Artists

Michael Blancaflor
Percussion

Saturday, 6.3

Frank Picarazzi: Keyboard Concerto

Percussionist Michael Blancaflor is an active performer, educator, and clinician in southern New England and the tristate areas. Originally from Berlin, CT, he received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. His percussion

Nell Flanders
Guest Conductor

Saturday, 6.3, Sunday, 6.4

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise

Nell Flanders’ conducting credits include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, The Secret Opera Company, Peabody’s Now Hear This ensemble, the Mannes American Composers Ensemble, and the Riverside Orchestra. During 2016-17 she was the

Melissa Kritzer
Bassoon

Saturday, 6.3

Fernande Breilh Decruck: Scherzo Fantasque

Dr. Melissa Kritzer has performed extensively with orchestras and chamber ensembles in the New York City area and across the United States, including the Hartford Symphony, Albany Symphony and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has held positions with many orchestras, including Mozart Orchestra

Sara Sherman
Piano

Sunday, 6.4

Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35

Sara Leila Sherman is rapidly establishing herself in New York City’s vibrant classical music scene and beyond. An accomplished pianist whose playing has been praised as “deeply satisfying, fresh, and insightful...evidencing both poetry and emotion” (Epoch Times), Sara performs regularly both as

Rebecca Steinberg
Trumpet

Sunday, 6.4

Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35

Trumpeter Rebecca Steinberg, originally from Litchfield, CT is an active New York City freelancer and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Symphony Space.

She is a founding member of Calliope Brass Quintet, a