Threshold

Friday | 3.11.16 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 3.12.16 | 7:30 PM
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, 315 W. 22ND STREET

Our March series will feature Dawn by Paul Frucht, the winner of The Chelsea Symphony’s second annual Composition Competition. TCS welcomes back conductor Ankush Bahl on the podium for Schumann's triumphant Second Symphony. The Friday concert will feature Adam Schommer in Richard Strauss’ Second Concerto for Horn in E-flat Major, as well as Jane Yoon in Dohnányi’s Concertino for Harp and Orchestra. Saturday will bring us Alice Bacon on Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, the beloved last solo concerto of the composer.

Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $20.

This concert will be held at St. Paul's Church, 315 W. 22nd, NYC

Conductors:  Ankush Bahl, Mark Seto

Program

Richard StraussHorn Concerto in E-flat Major No. 2, TrV 283
Ernö DohnányiConcertino for Harp and Orchestra
Jane Yoon Harp
Antonín DvořákCello Concerto in B minor, op. 104
Alice Bacon Cello
Paul FruchtDawn, Winner of the TCS Composition Competition
Paul Frucht Composer
Robert SchumannSymphony No. 2 in C major
Ankush Bahl Guest Conductor

Featured Artists

Paul Frucht
Composer

Friday, 3.11, Saturday, 3.12

Paul Frucht: Dawn, Winner of the TCS Composition Competition


Originally from Danbury, CT, Paul Frucht is an American composer whose music has been hailed for its “sense of lyricism, driving pulse, and great urgency” (WQXR). His music has recently been performed across the United States by the San Diego Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Orchestra, American Modern Ensemble, the Asia America New Music Institute, the Les Deux violin duo, the LONGLEASH Trio, and at the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute. …

Ankush Bahl
Guest Conductor

Friday, 3.11, Saturday, 3.12

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major


Hailed by the New York Times as an “energetic” conductor who leads with “authority and enthusiasm,” Ankush Kumar Bahl is recognized today as a conductor with unassailable technique, thoughtful interpretations, and affable podium presence. Bahl has made, in recent years, appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the National Opera Orchestre de Nancy, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony; among others in the U.S. and Europe. This season, Bahl will expand …

Adam Schommer
Horn

Friday, 3.11

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto in E-flat Major No. 2, TrV 283


Adam Schommer is a freelance horn player in the New York metropolitan area. He serves as adjunct faculty teaching horn at Lehman College and Nyack College. Mr. Schommer has appeared with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Bronx Opera Company, United States Military Academy West Point Band, Opera Company of the Highlands, Hudson Opera Theatre, New Rochelle Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, and Orchestra of the Bronx. Mr. Schommer has had …

Jane Yoon
Harp

Friday, 3.11

Ernö Dohnányi: Concertino for Harp and Orchestra


Praised by French magazine Ouest as "one of the most brilliant among the young stars of the harp," Jane Yoon performs to critical acclaim for audiences in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has enjoyed outstanding success in competitions as winner of the Soka International Harp Competition in Japan and first prize at the prestigious Lily Laskine International Harp Competition, two years later. Her other prizes include the USA International Harp Competition and the American Harp Society Competition.

Ms. …

Alice Bacon
Cello

Saturday, 3.12

Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104


Alice Bacon is a versatile and inventive cellist who works within a wide spectrum of musical styles. As a classical artist, she has performed on four continents and throughout the US, at venues including Carnegie Hall, Zellerbach Hall, The Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA; among others. She is currently a member of The Chelsea Symphony of NYC.

Alice has eclectic musical interest; in addition to her studies in classical performance, she has recorded and performed with rock, folk, pop, jazz, …

Conductors

Hailed by the New York Times as an “energetic” conductor who leads with “authority and enthusiasm,” Ankush Kumar Bahl is recognized today as a conductor with unassailable technique, thoughtful interpretations, and affable podium presence. Bahl has made, in recent years, appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the National Opera Orchestre de Nancy, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony; among others in the U.S. and Europe. This season, Bahl will expand …

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 …