December 7

Friday | 12.7.18 | 8:00 PM

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

The Chelsea Symphony continues its holiday tradition! This light-hearted concert features seasonally inspired pieces including selections from Hansel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, the Christmas Overture by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and two beloved annual traditions: Sleigh Ride, featuring longtime audience member and TCS supporter, Ray Cerabone, as guest conductor, and Aaron Dai's The Night Before Christmas, with special guest narrator (to be announced).

Alongside these festive favorites, TCS members will also be featured in the Elgar Introduction and Allegro; Erik Jönsson performs as featured soloist on the Pastorale Variée for clarinet, harp, and string orchestra by Paul Ben-Haim, and Christine Todd returns to the spotlight performing the second movement from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major.

Join us for our silent auction to benefit the orchestra at our festive wine reception following the concert!

Concerts will be held at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street

Tickets on sale at Eventbrite!

The Program

Engelbert HumperdinckThree Excerpts from Hänsel und Gretel

Edward ElgarIntroduction and Allegro, op. 47 (Pappone, Lee, Holub, Dicker)

Paul Ben-HaimPastorale Variée for clarinet, harp and string orchestra

Erik Jonsson Clarinet

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartClarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622

Christine Todd Clarinet

Samuel Taylor-ColeridgeChristmas Overture

Leroy AndersonSleigh Ride

Aaron DaiThe Night Before Christmas with special guest narrator

Featured Artists

Erik Jonsson

Friday, 12.7

Paul Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for clarinet, harp and string orchestra

Clarinetist Erik Jönsson lives in Brooklyn, NY. An active artist all across New York City, Erik has appeared with The Chelsea Symphony, New York Repertory Orchestra, One World Symphony, and Jackson Heights Orchestra, among others. A versatile musician whose passions span further than symphonic

Christine Todd

Friday, 12.7

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622

Christine Todd began performing with The Chelsea Symphony in 2008 and joined the board in 2010. Christine is an accountant and clarinetist – the former professionally and the latter for a love for music that developed when she began playing the clarinet in childhood, in upstate New York. A CPA,