January 26-27

Photo by Patryk Sobczak

Friday | 1.26.18 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 1.27.18 | 7:30 PM

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

The January TCS concert series features Sibelius' Symphony No. 5, a piece commissioned by the composer's native country, Finland, in honor of his own fiftieth birthday. Of this piece, Sibelius wrote, "it is as if God Almighty had thrown down pieces of a mosaic for heaven’s floor and asked me to find out what was the original pattern."

TCS is thrilled to present two world premieres for this concert series. Flutist Michelle Stockman performs Michael Colina's Isles of Shoals on Saturday. Both concerts open with I-35 by TCS member, composer, and violist Eric Lemmon.

Friday's concert welcomes back violinist Deborah Nixon as she returns to the stage to perform the Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 on Friday's concert.

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

Be sure to purchase your pairing for NYC Wild! and urban naturalist Keith Michael's Pelham Bay Park photography and nature walk! Buy tickets for both events on the Eventbrite or see the NYC Wild! Eventbrite for more information. Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx, the largest park in NYC (even the new Freshkills Park on Staten Island won’t be larger), is a bit unknowable in its entirety but boasts ancient oak trees, sprawling bays, a reclaimed sanitation site (now welcome grasslands), salt marshes, “coast of Maine” rocky outcroppings, and Robert Moses’ Orchard Beach. Hunter Island is actually no longer an island, but was joined to the mainland at the time Orchard Beach was built. Bring your lunch. We will picnic by the Long Island Sound overlooking the Execution Rocks Lighthouse.
Note: the NYC Wild! event is on SATURDAY only.

Tickets on sale at Eventbrite

Photo by Patryk Sobczak

The Program

Eric LemmonI-35 (World Premiere)

Eric Lemmon Composer

Camille Saint-SaënsViolin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, op. 61

Deborah Nixon Violin

Michael ColinaIsles of Shoals (World Premiere)

Michelle Stockman Flute

Jean SibeliusSymphony No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 82

Featured Artists

Eric Lemmon
Composer

Friday, 1.26, Saturday, 1.27

Eric Lemmon: I-35 (World Premiere)

Composer and violist Eric Lemmon’s music has been described as using “a broad range of extended techniques and complex rhythms to create [a] beautifully ethereal nebulousness of sound.” He received his Bachelors in Music from the New York University Steinhardt School Music and Performing Arts

Deborah Nixon
Violin

Friday, 1.26

Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, op. 61

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

Michelle Stockman
Flute

Saturday, 1.27

Michael Colina: Isles of Shoals (World Premiere)

Michelle Stockman is a flutist and piccolo player from New England who enjoys an active career in New York City. Praised for her sensitivity and versatility, she is principal flutist of LoftOpera and a freelancer with groups such as American Ballet Theater, New York City Opera, Philharmonia