Season Finale

Photo by Lukasz Czechowicz

Friday | 6.1.18 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 6.2.18 | 7:30 PM

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

The finale to TCS' twelfth season, Sea Change, features Respighi's ebullient Pines of Rome alongside the NYC premiere of Skyward! by Jonathan Bruce Brown.

In support of TCS' mission to promote contemporary works, the winning piece of the TCS 4th annual Composition Competition, The Rest is Silence, by Samuel Beebe, will open both concerts.

Friday's concert features soloist Susanne Chen on the Victor Bruns' Contrabassoon Concerto. Saturday's concert rounds out our season with the beloved Violin Concerto by Erich Korngold featuring Emanouil Manolov.

Concerts will be held at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street
Note: the dates and times for this performance have changed since originally published.

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Photo by Łukasz Czechowicz

The Program

Samuel BeebeThe Rest is Silence (World Premiere: 2017-18 Composition Competition Winning Piece)

Samuel Beebe Composer

Victor BrunsConcerto For Contrabassoon and Orchestra, op. 98

Susanne Chen Bassoon

Erich KorngoldViolin Concerto in D Major, op. 35

Emanouil Manolov Violin

Jonathan Bruce BrownSkyward! (NYC Premiere)

Ottorino RespighiPines of Rome

Featured Artists

Samuel Beebe
Composer

Friday, 6.1, Saturday, 6.2

Samuel Beebe: The Rest is Silence (World Premiere: 2017-18 Composition Competition Winning Piece)

Samuel Beebe is a composer and guitarist living in Brooklyn. His song cycles The Woods and Rocking Chair Child were both finalists for the 2017 and 2018 American Prizes for Chamber Music. Beebe’s music has been performed by Castle of Our Skins, Boston Choral Ensemble, Sound Icon, WordSong, Texas

Susanne Chen
Bassoon

Friday, 6.1

Victor Bruns: Concerto For Contrabassoon and Orchestra, op. 98

Susanne Chen is of Chinese heritage but was born and raised in Switzerland. She is the best Swiss-born Chinese contrabassoonist in the world.

After a sociocultural debate which lasted years with her family, she was finally granted the right to learn the bassoon at the rather ripe age of

Emanouil Manolov
Violin

Saturday, 6.2

Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35

Violinist Emanouil Manolov made his debut playing on Bulgarian National Television at the age of ten. Since then he has gone on to concertize throughout his native Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. Solo and chamber recitals include performances at the Kennedy Center, the Library of