Bernstein's "Romeo and Juliet"
January's concert series showcases several exciting collaborations. Erich Schoen-René performs the Caprice for Cello and Orchestra by TCS co-founder Yaniv Segal, and the orchestra teams up with TCS Resident Composer Aaron Dai for Overture alla Marcia, a festive instrumental world premiere. Emanouil Manolov performs the solo in Sibelius's dramatic Violin Concerto. Selections from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein's beloved reinterpretation of Romeo and Juliet, complete the program.
Conductors: Reuben Blundell, Julie Desbordes, Matthew Aubin
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
Overture alla Marcia
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Violinist Emanouil Manolov made his debut playing on Bulgarian National Television at the age of ten. Since then he has gone on to concertize throughout his native Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. Solo and chamber recitals include performances at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the Embassy Series, and Weill Hall. Mr. Manolov has collaborated in chamber music performances with members of the Emerson Quartet, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center. …
Yaniv Segal: Caprice for Cello and Orchestra
Erich Schoen-René was born into a musical family and began playing cello at the age of four. He is the recipient of a double undergraduate degree in music performance and German from Bard College, a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, and considers himself very lucky to have studied with cellists Maxine Neuman, Luis Garcia-Renart, and David Geber. Erich has played extensively in the New York area, as well as in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, and Croatia, and can be …
A leader in the 21st century orchestral landscape, Dr. Matthew Aubin is constantly reaching new audiences through innovative performance formats and creative initiatives both on and off the podium.
The 2022-23 season kicks off Dr. Aubin’s inaugural year as Music Director of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he is Music Director of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and serves as Artistic Director of The Chelsea Symphony. In his role at TCS, he has led highly visible collaborations with partners such …
Reuben Blundell has been a Chelsea Symphony conductor/violinist since 2012, enjoying collaborations with musicians, soloists, composers and other conductors. Conducting Aaron Dai’s The Night Before Christmas, first with B. D. Wong then Annie Golden narrating, he initiated, conducted and edited (in Premiere Pro) the orchestra’s 2020 remote performance, narrated by John Lithgow.
Blundell is Music Director of the Riverside Orchestra on the Upper West Side, rehearsing Mondays and performing five concerts each season. He also directs another outstanding community …
Originally from Limoges, France, Julie Desbordes is a fast rising conductor known for her engaging style, energetic interpretations and emotional communication with her musicians and audiences. Currently Artistic Director of QUO (the Queer Urban Orchestra) in New York City, her recent international appearances as a guest conductor include concerts in Venezuela, Canada, Hong Kong and Macau. She is also Associate Conductor of Education and Outreach for The Chelsea Symphony (NYC).
Julie’s love for music began from the moment she picked …