Friday | 9.18.15 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 9.19.15 | 7:30 PM

Join us for our 10th anniversary season opener featuring Brahms’s First Symphony, hearkening back to The Chelsea Symphony's inaugural year. Our Friday program includes Vaughan Williams’s interpretation of George Meredith’s poem of the same name, The Lark Ascending, spotlighting Deborah Nixon on violin. We will also hear one of Vivaldi’s 39 Bassoon concertos featuring Tilden Marbit. Oliver Hwa-Chow Hsu will bring us the sounds of Taiwanese neo-Romantic composer Tyzen Hsiao and his Cello Concerto during the Saturday performance. A new work entitled The Age of Nostalgia by TCS composer Seth Bedford opens the concert on both nights.

Tickets available at the door for a suggested donation of $20.
This concert will be held at St. Paul's Church, 315 W. 22nd, NYC.

The Program

Seth BedfordThe Age of Nostalgia, World Premiere

Antonio VivaldiBassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV 481 (Friday)

Tilden Marbit Bassoon

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsThe Lark Ascending (Friday)

Deborah Nixon Violin

Tyzen HsiaoCello Concerto in C, Op. 52 (Saturday)

Oliver Hwa-Chow Hsu Cello

Johannes BrahmsSymphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Featured Artists

Oliver Hwa-Chow Hsu

Tyzen Hsiao: Cello Concerto in C, Op. 52 (Saturday)

Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Hwa-Chow Oliver Hsu began studying cello at age 5 and piano at age 10 and won awards on both instruments in Austria's national "Jugend Musiziert" youth competition. After moving to the United States, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science with

Tilden Marbit

Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in D Minor, RV 481 (Friday)

Deborah Nixon

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (Friday)

Violinist Deborah Nixon is an active freelancer and educator currently based in New York City. A keen ensemble player, she has performed in various ensembles in the area, including the Bronx Opera, Mimesis Ensemble, and The Chelsea Symphony, with which she appeared as soloist in 2015. Also a