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 7:00 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
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. His music often tells a story, whether from literature, visual art or personal experience, and he aims to present that story in the most vivid and emotionally intense way. Michael is the recipient of the BMI William Schuman Award and was recently featured in the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. His music is published by Theodore Presser Company.
An alumnus of the New York …
Fazil Say: Violin Concerto ("1001 Nights in the Harem")
A native of New York City, Jason Mellow began playing violin at the age of 4. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in New York, and in 2013 completed a Master of Music degree from Indiana University with a Dean’s Scholarship and a Music Merit Award. His teachers have included Professor Mark Kaplan and Dr. Ann Setzer. An avid performer of new music, Jason has participated in various ensembles, including the Mannes Contemporary Music …
A passionate advocate for American and contemporary music, Matthew Aubin has conducted and performed internationally from Carnegie Hall to the Musikverein and many stops in between. Currently in his third season as Music Director of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Aubin also serves as Artistic Director for The Chelsea Symphony in New York City. He regularly serves as a conductor and consultant for film and television including collaborations with the Golden Globe award-winning television series Mozart in the Jungle and Younger …
Mark Seto leads a wide-ranging musical life as a conductor, musicologist, teacher, and violinist. He is Artistic Director and Conductor of The Chelsea Symphony in New York City, and Director of the Brown University Orchestra and Senior Lecturer in Music at Brown University.
Since Mark’s tenure with The Chelsea Symphony began in 2011, the ensemble has programmed more than three dozen world premieres and has had debut performances at David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the DiMenna Center for Classical …