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 comedian Judy Gold 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 two festive brass works by two generations of Mozarts featuring Warren Wernick on flugelhorn. The Reinecke Flute Concerto featuring Dirk Wels, and the smoldering Moldau by Smetana close out the first half. The concert continues with Tzigane by Ravel featuring violinist Megan Hilands. This year TCS is thrilled to present another celebrated tradition, our annual performance of Sleigh Ride, this year 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

Leopold Mozart Sinfonia pastorale in B-flat Major, "Alpenhorn" (arr./ed. Wernick)

Warren Wernick Trumpet

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartConcert Rondo for Flugelhorn and Orchestra, K. 371 (ed. Wernick)

Warren Wernick Trumpet

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

Judy Gold Guest Narrator

Featured Artists

Pam Aubin
Guest Conductor

Friday, 12.1

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

Pamela Welz Aubin, has been a strong advocate of The Chelsea Symphony over the past several years. Prior to her retirement in 2014, she exerted her leadership as Superintendent of Schools in both Norwich and Montville Connecticut to ensure that students received a broad curriculum which

Judy Gold
Guest Narrator

Friday, 12.1

Aaron Dai: The Night Before Christmas

You’ll laugh so hard you’ll cry! Gather your friends for this uproarious night of humor with comedian, actor, and writer Judy Gold.

"Judy Gold captures the audience from the moment she opens her mouth.”
— New York Times

Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central,

Megan Hilands
Violin

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
Flute

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

Warren Wernick
Trumpet

Friday, 12.1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert Rondo for Flugelhorn and Orchestra, K. 371 (ed. Wernick)

Trumpeter Warren Wernick has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond. He is a founding member of The Majestic Brass Quintet and held the position of principal trumpet with the New Philharmonia of Portugal from 1987-90. Mr. Wernick has been heard with many of the leading

Warren Wernick
Trumpet

Friday, 12.1

Leopold Mozart: Sinfonia pastorale in B-flat Major, "Alpenhorn" (arr./ed. Wernick)

Trumpeter Warren Wernick has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond. He is a founding member of The Majestic Brass Quintet and held the position of principal trumpet with the New Philharmonia of Portugal from 1987-90. Mr. Wernick has been heard with many of the leading