Saturday | 3.21.15 | 7:30 PM

Our March series explores two treatments of The Tempest, often described as the most musical of Shakespeare's plays. Sibelius's overture includes one of the most evocative representations of a storm in the orchestral repertoire; Tchaikovsky's symphonic poem juxtaposes high drama and sweeping love themes. Elise Frawley is the featured soloist in Bartók's Viola Concerto. A new work by Seth Bedford opens the program commemorating the 1964-65 World's Fair, celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Conductors: Reuben Blundell, Mark Seto

Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $20
All concerts take place at St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street (between 8th + 9th Avenues), NYC

The Program

BedfordFlushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Aaron Patterson Saxophone

BartókViola Concerto

Elise Frawley Viola

SibeliusOverture to The Tempest

TchaikovskyThe Tempest

Featured Artists

Elise Frawley

Bartók: Viola Concerto

Elise Frawley enjoys playing viola in a variety of venues, from Carnegie Hall to Rockwood Music Hall. She has performed with such ensembles as the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera House, the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber

Aaron Patterson

Bedford: Flushing Meadows, 1964 for Saxophone and Orchestra (World Premiere)

DR. AARON THOMAS PATTERSON, originally of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, currently resides in Lakeland, Florida. He instructs Performing Arts Leadership and Marketing at two Polk County School District high schools for students pursuing entrepreneurial careers in music, theatre, and dance. This new