December 2

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

TCS reflects on home and tradition with annual holiday favorites including Aaron Dai’s The Night Before Christmas and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, each featuring special guests.

Friday 12.2.22
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor — Christmas Overture
Max Bruch —

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Joseph Morag, Violin
Gerald Finzi —

Five Bagatelles

Christine Todd, Clarinet
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Aaron Dai —

The Night Before Christmas

Eve Plumb, Guest Narrator
Aaron Dai, Composer

January 20-21

Se Souvenir

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

Se Souvenir, or “to remember” in English, presents an all-French program featuring three fascinating works nearly lost to history by Augusta Holmès, Paule Maurice, and Fernande Decruck.

Friday 1.20.23
Camille Saint-Saëns —

Piano Concerto No. 2

(Friday Only)

Candace Chien, Piano
Augusta Holmès —

Roland Furieux

(US Premiere)

Saturday 1.21.23
Paule Maurice —

Tableaux de Provence

(Saturday Only)

Rob Wilkerson, Saxophone
Fernande Breilh Decruck —

Sonata in C# for Viola and Orchestra

(Saturday Only)

Mitsuru Kubo, Viola
Augusta Holmès —

Roland Furieux

(US Premiere)

March 3-4

Tour

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

TCS’s March series journeys through works inspired by travel, featuring Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 and works for solo with orchestra by Ernest Chausson, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Vivian Fung.

Friday 3.3.23
Ernst Chausson — Poème

(Friday Only)

Bryn Digney, Violin
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky —

Variations on a Rococo Theme

(Friday Only)

Nelly Rocha, Cello
Johannes Brahms —

Symphony No. 2

Saturday 3.4.23
Vivian Fung —

Violin Concerto No. 1

(Saturday Only)

Thomas Purcell, Violin
Johannes Brahms —

Symphony No. 2

May 26

World Map

Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street

In collaboration with composer Shuying Li, TCS presents Li’s World Map in concert, featuring members of the Four Corners Ensemble in an evening of concertos originally written for and recorded by them.

Friday 5.26.23
Aaron Dai —

New Work

(World Premiere)

Aaron Dai, Composer
Shuying Li —

The Dryad

(Version Premiere)

Shuying Li, Composer
Erika Boysen, Flute
Shuying Li —

American Variations

(Version Premiere)

Shuying Li, Composer
Joshua Anderson, Clarinet
Shuying Li —

The Peace House

(Version Premiere)

Shuying Li, Composer
Christina Adams, Violin
Shuying Li —

Matilda’s Dream

(Version Premiere)

Shuying Li, Composer
Shuying Li —

Canton Snowstorm

(Version Premiere)

Shuying Li, Composer
Mi-Eun Kim, Piano
John Luther Adams —

Become River

(NY Premiere)

June 16-17

Past & Present

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

TCS’s season closes with a powerful examination of time and historic parallels with Dmitri Shostakovich’s dark and complex Symphony No. 11, plus contemporary American brass concertos by Adolphus Hailstork and Jay Krush.

Friday 6.16.23
Adolphus Hailstork —

Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra

(World Premiere, Friday Only)

Dmitri Shostakovich —

Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103 "The Year 1905"

Saturday 6.17.23
Jay Krush —

Concerto for Bass Trombone

(Saturday Only)

Owen Caprell, Bass Trombone
Dmitri Shostakovich —

Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103 "The Year 1905"

Previous Concerts This Season

September 23-24

Turbulence

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

Exploring works written in turbulent times, TCS’s 2022-23 season opens with a world premiere by Michael Boyman, plus works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Richard Strauss, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Friday 9.23.22
Grażyna Bacewicz —

Overture

Mike Boyman —

Clarinet Concerto

(World Premiere)

Angela Shankar, Clarinet
Mike Boyman, Composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams —

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor

Saturday 9.24.22
Grażyna Bacewicz —

Overture

Mike Boyman —

Clarinet Concerto

(World Premiere)

Angela Shankar, Clarinet
Mike Boyman, Composer
Richard Strauss — Oboe Concerto in D major, TrV 292

(Saturday Only)

Phil Rashkin, Oboe
Ralph Vaughan Williams —

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor

October 29-30

Movement

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

Margaret Bonds’s Montgomery Variations and the New York premiere of Sam Wu’s Wind Map showcase the power of movement in multiple forms in TCS’s all-American October series.

Saturday 10.29.22
Sam Wu —

Wind Map

(NY Premiere)

Sam Wu, Composer
David Baker —

Concert Piece for Trombone and String Orchestra

(Saturday Only)

Matthew Stewart, Trombone
Margaret Bonds —

The Montgomery Variations

Sunday 10.30.22
Sam Wu —

Wind Map

(NY Premiere)

Sam Wu, Composer
Samuel Barber —

Violin Concerto, Op. 14

(Sunday Only)

Margaret Bonds —

The Montgomery Variations