Saturday | 5.16.15 | 7:30 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 7:00 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 Viola, Composer

SayViolin Concerto ("1001 Nights in the Harem")

Jason Mellow Violin

ProkofievSelections from Romeo and Juliet

Featured Artists

Michael Boyman
Viola, 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

Jason Mellow

Say: Violin Concerto ("1001 Nights in the Harem")

A native of New York City, Jason Mellow began playing violin at the age of 4. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in New York, and in 2013 completed a Master of Music degree from Indiana University with a Dean’s Scholarship and a Music Merit Award. His teachers