October 27-28

Photo by George Hiles

Friday | 10.27.17 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 10.28.17 | 7:30 PM

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

October's concert series at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church in Chelsea features a beloved concert favorite, Beethoven's delightful "Pastoral" Symphony. Friday's concert features soloist Alicia Furey performing Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1. Saturday's concert features Jessica Lightfoot on Beethoven's Romance No. 2 for Violin and Anna Keelin Fitzgerald performing Carl Maria von Weber's Concerto for Bassoon. Both concerts open with View of Life, a world premiere of TCS composer Aaron Dai.

TCS is thrilled to welcome conductor Nell Flanders! Although Nell has performed with the group before in all capacities as a violinist, including soloist, we are excited to have her on the podium for her first concert as official TCS conductor.

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

Join urban naturalist Keith Michael of NYC Wild! on a nature walk at Clove Lake Park (Staten Island) to compliment this concert series. This walk will take place only on Saturday - visit our Eventbrite page to purchase your concert ticket and add on this one-of-a-kind experience!

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite!

Photo by George Hiles

The Program

Aaron DaiView of Life (World Premiere)

Camille Saint-SaënsCello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, op. 33

Alicia Furey Cello

Ludwig van BeethovenRomance No. 2 in F Major, op. 50

Jessica Lightfoot Violin

Carl Maria von WeberBassoon Concerto in F Major, op. 75 (J. 127)

Anna Keelin Fitzgerald Bassoon

Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 6 in F Major, op. 68 ("Pastoral")

Featured Artists

Alicia Furey

Friday, 10.27

Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, op. 33

Alicia Furey is a versatile cellist and music instructor with over two decades of performance and teaching experience in the Tristate area and Hudson Valley. While completing her Bachelor of Science in Music at SUNY New Paltz, Alicia maintained a busy teaching schedule in Ulster and Dutchess

Anna Keelin Fitzgerald

Saturday, 10.28

Carl Maria von Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F Major, op. 75 (J. 127)

Bassoonist Anna Fitzgerald is a passionate performer, dedicated educator, and strong arts advocate. She maintains an active schedule, performing throughout New York City and along the East Coast in venues which have included Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Cutting Room, The Bushnell

Jessica Lightfoot

Saturday, 10.28

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F Major, op. 50

Hailing from New Zealand, Jessica Lightfoot studied performance violin at the University of Auckland and later gained a Master of Music in musicology from the same institution. She has pursued a career in arts administration, currently as Manager of Programs and Development at Concert Artists