Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
The Chelsea Symphony's season finale showcases selections from Prokofiev's beloved ballet score. Jason Mellow performs the New York premiere of Fazil Say's Violin Concerto, a dazzling work inspired by The Arabian Nights. The concert also features Tightrope Walker by Michael Boyman, the winning submission from The Chelsea Symphony's inaugural competition for emerging New York composers, adjudicated by Gerard Schwarz, Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony.
Join us at 8:00 PM for a pre-concert sampling of music by Fernande Decruck by our very own Reeds Amis! This special presentation is in preparation for the trio's performance of Decruck's works at the International Double Reed Society's annual conference in Tokyo this summer.
Conductors: Matthew Aubin, Mark Seto
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
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto
Cellist Jeanette Stenson has performed in world-renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Minnesota’s Orchestra Hall and has had the pleasure of working under the direction of artists such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Osmo Vänskä, and Pinchas Zukerman. Ms. Stenson pursues an active performing career as soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber artist. She has worked with many orchestras including the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Northern New York, and the Albany …
Mike Boyman: Tightrope Walker, Winner of the 2015 Composition Competition
Composer and violist Michael Boyman is always searching for the perfect balance of form and expression. An alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony, Michael served as principal violist of the orchestra and was a member of Making Score, the organization's composition program. Michael is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science and music composition, studying with Justin Dello Joio. He received his Master's Degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied …
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 …
Mark Seto leads a wide-ranging musical life as a conductor, scholar, teacher, and violinist. He is Artistic Director and Conductor of The Chelsea Symphony in New York City, and Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music at Brown University, where he directs the Brown University Orchestra and teaches courses in music history, theory, and conducting.
Since Mark’s tenure with The Chelsea Symphony began in 2011, the ensemble has strengthened its commitment to new music by programming dozens of …