Friday | 5.15.15 | 8:30 PM

The Chelsea Symphony's season finale showcases selections from Prokofiev's beloved ballet score. Jason Mellow performs the New York premiere of Fazil Say's Violin Concerto, a dazzling work inspired by The Arabian Nights. The concert also features Tightrope Walker by Michael Boyman, the winning submission from The Chelsea Symphony's inaugural competition for emerging New York composers, adjudicated by Gerard Schwarz, Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony.

Join us at 8:00 PM for a pre-concert sampling of music by Fernande Decruck by our very own Reeds Amis! This special presentation is in preparation for the trio's performance of Decruck's works at the International Double Reed Society's annual conference in Tokyo this summer.

Conductors: Matthew Aubin, 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

Conductors: Matthew Aubin Mark Seto

The Program

BoymanTightrope Walker, Winner of the 2015 Composition Competition

Michael Boyman Composer

SchumannCello Concerto

Jeanette Stenson Cello

ProkofievSelections from Romeo and Juliet

Featured Artists

Michael Boyman
Composer

Boyman: Tightrope Walker, Winner of the 2015 Composition Competition

Composer and violist Michael Boyman is always searching for the perfect balance of form and expression. His music often tells a story, whether from literature, visual art or personal experience, and he aims to present that story in the most vivid and emotionally intense way. Michael is the

Jeanette Stenson
Cello

Schumann: Cello Concerto

Cellist Jeanette Stenson has performed in world-renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Minnesota’s Orchestra Hall and has had the pleasure of working under the direction of artists such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Osmo Vänskä, and