Series 3

Friday | 1.29.16 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 1.30.16 | 7:30 PM

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

During our January series, promenade with us through Pictures at an Exhibition. This concert will open with a world premiere from TCS composer Tim Kiah. The Friday concert will feature Susan Mandel on cello, performing Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, based on a series of variations on two main themes of Jewish origin. We will also hear Rob Wilkerson perform one of Fernande Breilh-Decruck’s sonatas for alto saxophone. Saturday’s concert will showcase Alex Hu on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, considered one of the most technically difficult and virtuosic pieces for the instrument.

Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $20.
This concert will be held at St. Paul's Church, 315 W. 22nd, NYC

The Program

Tim KiahHope for Orchestra & 2 Voices (World Premiere)

Tim Kiah Composer
Emily Eagen Voice

Max BruchKol Nidrei, Op. 47

Susan Mandel Cello

Fernande Breilh-DecruckSonate en ut dièze mineur for saxophone alto (ou alto) et orchestre

Rob Wilkerson Saxophone

Piotr Ilyich TchaikovskyViolin Concerto in D Major, op. 35

Alex Hu Violin

Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Maurice RavelPictures at an Exhibition

Featured Artists

Emily Eagen
Voice

Friday, 1.29, Saturday, 1.30

Tim Kiah: Hope for Orchestra & 2 Voices (World Premiere)

Emily Eagen is a versatile singer who performs in a variety of styles ranging from baroque to folk to avant garde. She studied early and contemporary music in the Hague, and has lived in New York since 2007. In 2015, Emily toured the US and performed at BAM as part of the vocal trio in Julia

Alex Hu
Violin

Saturday, 1.30

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35

Born in Taiwan, Alex Hu now lives in New York City and is a freelance violinist. Alex earned his BMus in Violin performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music as a student of Daniel Phillips. Previous studies were with Albert Markov in the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division. Alex

Tim Kiah
Composer

Friday, 1.29, Saturday, 1.30

Tim Kiah: Hope for Orchestra & 2 Voices (World Premiere)

Tim Kiah is a Brooklyn-based composer, vocalist, and bassist. He has been commissioned by
Chamber Music America, Lincoln Center, La Mama Theatre, the Washington Square Winds, the Gusto Chamber Players, and the Northern Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in Newcastle, England. His works have been

Susan Mandel
Cello

Friday, 1.29

Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Cellist Susan Mandel's diverse interests have led to a career focused in new music and collaboration. 2015-16 season highlights include performances at (le) Poisson Rouge, Brooklyn Bowl, Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, the Chamber Music America Conference, and The Kitchen

Rob Wilkerson
Saxophone

Friday, 1.29

Fernande Breilh-Decruck: Sonate en ut dièze mineur for saxophone alto (ou alto) et orchestre

Rob Wilkerson is a saxophonist, composer, and music educator based in New York City. He is currently a member of the Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Russ Spiegel’s Big Band, the BMI New York Jazz Orchestra, and was lead alto with Michael Bublé from 2005-14. His discography includes original