Saturday | 6.3.17 | 8:00 PM
Sunday | 6.4.17 | 2:00 PM

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

Tickets available on Eventbrite for the finale to TCS's 11th season, Flight Paths, featuring Rachmaninoff's brilliant Symphonic Dances and Vocalise for orchestra. Saturday's concert showcases two solo pieces: Michael Blancaflor performs Frank Picarazzi's Keyboard Concerto on vibraphone and Melissa Kritzer performs Fernade Breilh Decruck's Scherzo Fantasque for bassoon. Rebecca Steinberg and Sara Sherman are the featured performers on Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano and Trumpet on Sunday's matinee performance. Both concerts open with "Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty," a world premiere piece by TCS composer Seth Bedford based on the children's book by Pep Montserrat.

Conducted by Nell Flanders, Matthew Aubin, and Mark Seto

Tickets available on Eventbrite:

Concerts will be held at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street
The DiMenna Center is an ADA compliant facility and wheelchair accessible.

The Program

Seth BedfordMs. Rubinstein's Beauty (World Premiere)

Seth Bedford Viola, Composer

Dmitri ShostakovichConcerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35

Rebecca Steinberg Trumpet
Sara Sherman Piano

Frank PicarazziKeyboard Concerto

Michael Blancaflor Percussion

Fernande Breilh DecruckScherzo Fantasque

Melissa Kritzer Bassoon

Sergei RachmaninoffVocalise

Nell Flanders Violin

Sergei RachmaninoffSymphonic Dances, op. 45

Featured Artists

Seth Bedford
Viola, Composer

Saturday, 6.3, Sunday, 6.4

Seth Bedford: Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty (World Premiere)

Seth Bedford blends the musical idioms of Weimar Kabarett, American Jazz, Tin Pan Alley, French chanson, tango, New Wave, early modern symphonic music and a variety of other musical sources to create a sound that defies categorization. Deeply inspired by musicians like Kurt Weill, Scott Joplin,

Michael Blancaflor

Saturday, 6.3

Frank Picarazzi: Keyboard Concerto

Percussionist Michael Blancaflor is an active performer, educator, and clinician in southern New England and the tristate areas. Originally from Berlin, CT, he received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. His percussion

Nell Flanders

Saturday, 6.3, Sunday, 6.4

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise

Nell Flanders’ conducting credits include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chelsea Symphony, Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and the Riverside Orchestra. She served as a cover conductor for JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic

Melissa Kritzer

Saturday, 6.3

Fernande Breilh Decruck: Scherzo Fantasque

Dr. Melissa Kritzer has performed extensively with orchestras and chamber ensembles in the New York City area and across the United States, including the Hartford Symphony, Albany Symphony and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has held positions with many orchestras, including Mozart

Sara Sherman

Sunday, 6.4

Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35

Sara Leila Sherman is rapidly establishing herself in New York City’s vibrant classical music scene and beyond. An accomplished pianist whose playing has been praised as “deeply satisfying, fresh, and insightful...evidencing both poetry and emotion” (Epoch Times), Sara performs regularly both as

Rebecca Steinberg

Sunday, 6.4

Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35

Trumpeter Rebecca Steinberg, originally from Litchfield, CT is an active New York City freelancer and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Symphony Space.

She is a founding member of Calliope Brass Quintet, a