Saturday | 6.4.16 | 8:00 PM
Sunday | 6.5.16 | 2:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

The Chelsea Symphony presents its tenth anniversary season finale at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music featuring Mahler’s epic First Symphony. Sunday will feature Rick Quantz on the viola in the NYC premiere of Takemitsu’s "imaginary landscape" A String Around Autumn, originally commissioned for the bicentennial of the French Revolution. On Saturday, hear Rebekah Butler perform Michael Daugherty’s violin concerto Fire and Blood inspired by Diego Rivera's seminal mural "Detroit Industry." Co-Artistic Directors Mark Seto and Matthew Aubin conduct.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite:

Please join us for a special champagne artist meet and greet reception prior to the Saturday, June 4, concert - a special one-night-only opportunity. Tickets to this pre-concert event include premium reserved seating for the performance - visit Eventbrite via the link above to purchase your ticket!

This concert will be held at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th Street

Conductors:  Matthew Aubin, Mark Seto


Toru TakemitsuA String Around Autumn
Rick Quantz Viola
Michael DaughertyFire and Blood
Gustav MahlerSymphony No. 1 in D Major

Featured Artists

Rick Quantz

Sunday, 6.5

Toru Takemitsu: A String Around Autumn

Rick Quantz is an active freelance violist in the New York City area, performing orchestral, chamber, and solo music. He is a core member of the Gusto Chamber Players, and has performed with groups including: The Dream Unfinished, Halcyon Chamber Series, Mimesis Ensemble, ChamberMusicNY, and Cadillac Moon Ensemble. Rick serves as principal viola in the Garden State Philharmonic, Adelphi Symphony, and Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, and has played with orchestras such as the Binghamton Philharmonic and Lancaster Symphony. In the summer …

Rebekah Butler

Saturday, 6.4

Michael Daugherty: Fire and Blood

Violinist Rebekah Butler has appeared as a soloist with the Arizona and Weber State Symphonies, Orpheus Mens' and Tucson Boys' Choruses, and in Capital Classics Shakespeare productions. She has participated in festivals across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, France, and China. Rebekah holds degrees from the University of Arizona (BM) and The Hartt School (MM). Currently based in New York City, performance highlights of the season include soloing with The Chelsea Symphony in Michael Daugherty’s Fire and …


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 …