Series 2

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Friday | 10.23.15 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 10.24.15 | 8:00 PM

The DiMenna Center

Tickets available at Eventbrite. A program of American composers for our first series at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music! Featuring guest artist Weiyin Chen at the piano for George Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue, a fusion of classical music and jazz effects. We will be taken on an excursion with Gerard Schwarz’s orchestral tone poem, A Journey, for its NYC premiere. The orchestra’s own Angela Shankar will introduce us into the world of jazz with Artie Shaw’s virtuosic Clarinet Concerto and a world premiere piece by TCS composer-in-residence Aaron Dai entitled Allegretto Giocoso will open the concert.

Premium advanced purchased tickets for best available seating in a reserved area are available on Eventbrite for $25.
Tickets are also available at the door for a suggested donation of $20.
This concert will be held at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St.

Conductors: Matthew Aubin Mark Seto

The Program

Aaron DaiAllegretto Giocoso (world premiere)

Gerard SchwarzA Journey

Artie ShawConcerto for Clarinet

Angela Shankar Clarinet

George GershwinRhapsody in Blue

Weiyin Chen Piano

Featured Artists

Weiyin Chen

Friday, 10.23, Saturday, 10.24

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

A thoughtful, lyrical, and accomplished artist.
– Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

In a time of promising young virtuosos from all over the world the Taiwanese-American pianist Weiyin Chen stands out not just for her dazzling technique, but above all for the sheer musicality

Angela Shankar

Friday, 10.23, Saturday, 10.24

Artie Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet

Angela is an active freelance clarinetist, music educator, and Zumba® instructor based in New York City.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Angela received a B.A. in Clarinet Performance and Music Education from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.A. in Clarinet Performance from the Eastman