December 6

HOLIDAY

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

Ring in the holiday spirit with The Chelsea Symphony’s annual concert on Friday, December 6, filled with festive music and fun traditions! This one-night only special event brings back resident composer Aaron Dai’s The Night Before Christmas with special guest narrator MARIO CANTONE and holiday favorite Sleigh Ride conducted by Devanand Janki, the winner of TCS’ 2018 holiday concert silent auction. 

Friday 12.6.19
Arturo Marquéz — Danzón No. 2
Max Bruch — Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26
Camille Saint-Saëns — Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, op. 28
Dawn Wang Violin
Fernande Breilh Decruck — Les clochers de Vienne: Suite de Valses (NYC Premiere)
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Fantasia on Greensleeves
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Devanand Janki Guest Conductor
Aaron Dai — The Night Before Christmas
Mario Cantone Guest Narrator

January 24-25

THE NOBLE SPIRIT

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

Join The Chelsea Symphony for its first concert of 2020, “The Noble Spirit” on January 24-25 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Part of the fourteenth season RISE UP, this concert features the Fifth Symphony by Sergei Prokofiev, written during one month in the summer of 1944. 

Friday 1.24.20
Jennifer Higdon — blue cathedral
Darius Milhaud — Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra, op. 136
Kurt Behnke Cello
Alexandra Gardner — Just Say Yes
Michael Blancaflor Percussion
Sergei Prokofiev — Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, op. 100
Saturday 1.25.20
Jennifer Higdon — blue cathedral
William Walton — Viola Concerto
Sara Dudley Viola
Sergei Prokofiev — Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, op. 100

March 6-7

SONGS OF HOPE

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

The Chelsea Symphony presents “Songs of Hope” on March 6-7 during its fourteenth season RISE UP featuring works by contemporary American composers in honor of International Women's Day.

Friday 3.6.20
Tim Kiah — World Premiere (World Premiere)
Mike Boyman — Concerto for Two Horns (World Premiere)
Emily Wong Horn
Missy Mazzoli — River Rouge Transfiguration
Gabriela Lena Frank — Elegia Andina
Joan Tower — Made in America
Saturday 3.7.20
Tim Kiah — World Premiere (World Premiere)
Mike Boyman — Concerto for Two Horns (World Premiere)
Emily Wong Horn
Missy Mazzoli — River Rouge Transfiguration
Gabriela Lena Frank — Elegia Andina
Joan Tower — Made in America

May 15-16

WE CAN BE HEROES

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

Ring in the spring with The Chelsea Symphony for “We Can Be Heroes” on May 15-16 as part of the fourteenth season RISE UP.

Friday 5.15.20
TCS 2019-20 Composition Competition Winner — TBA (World Premiere)
Samuel Barber — Violin Concerto, op. 14
Robert Schumann — Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 97 "Rhenish"
Saturday 5.16.20
TCS 2019-20 Composition Competition Winner — TBA (World Premiere)
Kamala Sankaram — Viola Concerto (World Premiere)
Amanda Maier-Röntgen — Violin Concerto in D minor
Robert Schumann — Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 97 "Rhenish"

June 26-27

THE WORLD IS WIDE ENOUGH

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

Join The Chelsea Symphony for the season finale of its fourteenth season RISE UP for “The World is Wide Enough” on June 26-27 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. 

Friday 6.26.20
Leonard Bernstein — Halil
Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 5
Saturday 6.27.20
Leonard Bernstein — Serenade (After Plato's "Symposium")
Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 5

Previous Concerts This Season

September 20-21

HERE TO STAY

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

The Chelsea Symphony opens its fourteenth season RISE UP with the September 20-21 concert series, “Here to Stay,” featuring pieces from the American canon: Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, the three-movement Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein featuring clarinet soloist Alicia Bennett, and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris

Friday 9.20.19
Mike Boyman — Sonata for String Orchestra (World Premiere)
Mike Boyman Composer
Jeremy Crosmer — Masks: A Heroine's Tale (NYC premiere, Friday only)
Mitsuru Kubo Viola
Aaron Copland — Fanfare for the Common Man
Leonard Bernstein — Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Alicia Bennett Clarinet
George Gershwin — An American in Paris
Saturday 9.21.19
Mike Boyman — Sonata for String Orchestra (World Premiere)
Mike Boyman Composer
Eric Ewazen — Shadowcatcher for Brass Quintet and Orchestra (Saturday only)
Nautilus Brass Quintet Brass quintet
Aaron Copland — Fanfare for the Common Man
Leonard Bernstein — Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Alicia Bennett Clarinet
George Gershwin — An American in Paris

October 25-26

MADE OF STARS

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

The Chelsea Symphony presents “Made of Stars” as its chamber concert series on October 25-26 during the fourteenth season, RISE UP. Featured on this program are Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Jessie Montgomery’s piece with “explosive verve,” Starburst

Friday 10.25.19
Aaron Dai — Twilight Song (World Premiere)
Aaron Dai Composer
Jennifer Higdon — Soliloquy for English Horn and Orchestra (Friday 10/25 only)
Jason Smoller English horn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K.495 (Friday 10/25 only)
Jessie Montgomery — Starburst
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 "Jupiter"
Saturday 10.26.19
Aaron Dai — Twilight Song (World Premiere)
Aaron Dai Composer
Carl Maria von Weber — Andante & Rondo ongarese, J.158, op. 35 (Saturday 10/26 only)
Tilden Marbit Bassoon
Franz Joseph Haydn — Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob.Viid:4 (Saturday 10/26 only)
Jessie Montgomery — Starburst
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 "Jupiter"