Series 5

Friday | 4.15.16 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 4.16.16 | 7:30 PM

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

This April, The Chelsea Symphony will host a chamber orchestra concert series, opening with the NYC premiere of Caroline Shaw’s Entr’Acte for string orchestra. Friday will showcase two of our double reed players, Phil Rashkin on Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C Major and Colin Mannes on Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major. On Saturday, we will hear flautist Anna Urrey on two contemporary pieces by American composers, Kent Kennan's Night Soliloquy and the Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings by Howard Hanson, the latter of which will include harpist Ashley Jackson. Saturday will also feature double bassist Mort Cahn with a bass vocalist Hans Tashjian on Mozart's concert aria, "Per questa bello mano." We will also present Stravinsky's suite from his ballet Pulcinella, an effervescent piece signifying the shift into Stravinsky's neoclassicist phase, his "discovery of the past."

Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $20.
St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street, Chelsea

The Program

WA MozartOboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 (285d)

Phil Rashkin Oboe

WA MozartBassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191/186e

Colin Mannes Bassoon

Kent KennanNight Soliloquy

Anna Urrey Flute

Howard HansonSerenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings

Anna Urrey Flute
Ashley Jackson Harp

WA MozartPer questa bella mano, K. 612

Morton Cahn Double Bass
Hans Tashjian Voice

Caroline ShawEntr'Acte (NYC Premiere)

Igor StravinskyPulcinella Suite

Featured Artists

Morton Cahn
Double Bass

Saturday, 4.16

WA Mozart: Per questa bella mano, K. 612

Morton Cahn started playing the piano at age 8 and the bass at age 11. He studied at the New England Conservatory with Henry Portnoi, principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He freelanced in the New England area with such groups as Dinosaur Annex, Musica Viva, Banchetto Musicale, Boston

Ashley Jackson
Harp

Saturday, 4.16

Howard Hanson: Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings

Ashley Jackson, harpist, received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied under Nancy Allen. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. As an orchestral harpist, she performs with the

Colin Mannes
Bassoon

Friday, 4.15

WA Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191/186e

Colin (MM 2012, PSD 2014, Mannes College, BM 2010, Virginia Commonwealth University) performs regularly throughout the Northeast in groups ranging from small chamber settings to full symphony orchestras and operas. In addition to adjunct performing and orchestral mentoring with Mannes Prep, the

Phil Rashkin
Oboe

Friday, 4.15

WA Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314 (285d)

Phil Rashkin, a Los Angeles native, performs dynamically as a conductor, symphonic, and solo musician and maintains an active schedule as music director for Opera Upper West and The Special Music School's Wind Ensemble. Mr. Rashkin also coaches music with Face the Music and is currently an

Hans Tashjian
Voice

Saturday, 4.16

WA Mozart: Per questa bella mano, K. 612

Hans Tashjian, a young bass described as having “a firm, resonant instrument and a gravid stage presence,” has most recently appeared as a young artist with Sarasota Opera, as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at Carnegie Hall with Manhattan Opera Studio, as Biterolf in Tannhäuser with Apotheosis

Anna Urrey
Flute

Saturday, 4.16

Howard Hanson: Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings

An avid solo and chamber music artist, Finnish-American flutist Anna Urrey is celebrated as “a revelation” and “a great young talent” (Il Giornale, Spoleto, Italy) after a performance of J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 21 "Seufzer, Tränen. Kummer, Not" with members of the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium.

Anna Urrey
Flute

Saturday, 4.16

Kent Kennan: Night Soliloquy

An avid solo and chamber music artist, Finnish-American flutist Anna Urrey is celebrated as “a revelation” and “a great young talent” (Il Giornale, Spoleto, Italy) after a performance of J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 21 "Seufzer, Tränen. Kummer, Not" with members of the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium.