Friday | 3.10.17 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 3.11.17 | 7:30 PM

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

March's concert opens with the world premiere performance of Summer Mountains by Danny Gray, the winning piece of the TCS 3rd annual Composition Competition. Friday's concert features a world premiere viola concerto featuring soloist Sarah Haines, written by Michael Boyman, winner of the 2014-15 TCS Composition Competition. Saturday's concert showcases Gizem Yucel on two tangos by the legendary Astor Piazzolla. Both concerts conclude with Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," in participation with the New York Philharmonic's New World Initiative.

From the New World Initiative website:
During its 175th anniversary season (2016–17), the New York Philharmonic will celebrate New York City and its role as home to the Orchestra and as an adopted home for many. The New World Initiative (NWI) evolves from a major event in the Philharmonic’s history: the 1893 World Premiere of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World — the first major work composed in New York that became immediately and enduringly popular. The complete work represents a yearning for new beginnings while also looking back to where we came from. Through the NWI, the Philharmonic will engage with New Yorkers citywide by making the New World Symphony a cultural touchstone for as many New Yorkers as possible.

We aim to have as many interpretations of the work reach as many ears as possible and to foster connections in our vast music community by collectively taking ownership of this very New York work. To achieve this, the NWI is creating the opportunity for all New Yorkers to hear and creatively engage with Dvořák’s New World Symphony, understand its significance, and appreciate its role within New York City’s cultural history. We want to focus not only on past accomplishments, but to step outside orchestral routine and make a special contribution that will bring recognition to New York’s vibrant music community.
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The Chelsea Symphony is proud to participate in this project as a member of New York City's musical landscape. TCS's 11th season, "Flight Paths." featuring music written by composers who have visited or immigrated to the United States of America. Programming this year celebrates the diversity of musicians who have been inspired by, and made their mark on, this land we call home.

This performance will be guest conducted in full by TCS co-founder Miguel Campos-Neto

Tickets available on Eventbrite
Concert will be held at St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street

Conductors: Miguel Campos Neto

The Program

Danny GraySummer Mountains (World Premiere)

Danny Gray Composer

Michael BoymanConcerto for Viola and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Sarah Haines Viola
Michael Boyman Composer

Astor PiazzollaTwo Tangos: Grand Tango and Adios Nonino

Gizem Yucel Viola

Antonín DvořákSymphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"

Miguel Campos Neto Guest Conductor

Featured Artists

Michael Boyman
Composer

Friday, 3.10

Michael Boyman: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Composer and violist Michael Boyman is the recipient of the 2013 Davis Peace & Diplomacy Grant and the 2014 BMI Foundation William Schuman Award. An alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony from 2010 to 2012, Mike served as principal violist of the orchestra and was a member of Making Score,

Miguel Campos Neto
Guest Conductor

Friday, 3.10, Saturday, 3.11

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"

Miguel Campos Neto is a Brazilian conductor best known for being one of the founders, principal conductors, and artistic directors of The Chelsea Symphony in New York from 2006-2010.

Although still young to the profession, Campos Neto has accumulated a number of honorary conducting posts

Danny Gray
Composer

Friday, 3.10, Saturday, 3.11

Danny Gray: Summer Mountains (World Premiere)

Danny Gray is an internationally awarded composer of film, television, multimedia and concert music.

He has composed music for over 600 episodes of television airing on ABC, NBC, History Channel, National Geographic, and Investigation Discovery. Credits include "Dateline," "20/20," "NY

Sarah Haines
Viola

Friday, 3.10

Michael Boyman: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Sarah Elizabeth Haines is a New York City-based violist, violinist, vocalist, songwriter, and performer. She is a core member of Contemporaneous, leads the Brooklyn-based Americana group Bellehouse with Jessica Clinton, and is violist and vocalist for bands Emanuel and the Fear and Kenyon

Gizem Yucel
Viola

Saturday, 3.11

Astor Piazzolla: Two Tangos: Grand Tango and Adios Nonino

Gizem Yücel is a versatile concert violist equally at home in many genres from jazz to experimental. She holds bachelor’s and master's degree in viola performance from Hacettepe University State Conservatory and Bilkent University in her hometown of Ankara, Turkey. After moving to the United