Friday | 1.29.16 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 1.30.16 | 7:30 PM
St. Paul's Church, 315 W. 22nd Street

During our January series, promenade with us through Pictures at an Exhibition. This concert will open with a world premiere from TCS composer Tim Kiah. The Friday concert will feature Susan Mandel on cello, performing Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, based on a series of variations on two main themes of Jewish origin. We will also hear Rob Wilkerson perform one of Fernande Breilh-Decruck’s sonatas for alto saxophone. Saturday’s concert will showcase Alex Hu on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, considered one of the most technically difficult and virtuosic pieces for the instrument.

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


Tim KiahHope for Orchestra & 2 Voices (World Premiere)
Tim Kiah Composer
Emily Eagen Voice
Max BruchKol Nidrei, Op. 47
Susan Mandel Cello
Fernande Breilh-Decruck.Sonate en ut dièze mineur for saxophone alto (ou alto) et orchestre
Rob Wilkerson Saxophone
Erich KorngoldViolin Concerto in D Major, op. 35
Alex Hu Violin
Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Maurice RavelPictures at an Exhibition

Featured Artists

Emily Eagen

Friday, 1.29, Saturday, 1.30

Tim Kiah: Hope for Orchestra & 2 Voices

Emily Eagen is a versatile singer who performs in a variety of styles ranging from baroque to folk to avant garde. She studied early and contemporary music in the Hague, and has lived in New York since 2007. In 2015, Emily toured the US and performed at BAM as part of the vocal trio in Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer with the Bang on a Can All Stars, in collaboration with the SITI Theater Company. Emily sings with the M6: Meredith …

Susan Mandel

Friday, 1.29

Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Cellist Susan Mandel's diverse interests have led to a career focused in new music and collaboration. 2015-16 season highlights include performances at (le) Poisson Rouge, Brooklyn Bowl, Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom, the Chamber Music America Conference, and The Kitchen.

As an avid chamber musician with a passion for contemporary music, Susan has performed with some of New York City’s most accomplished artists including her partnership with Kenji Haba, guitarist in their cello/guitar duo, Duo Anova, and her …

Alex Hu

Saturday, 1.30

Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35

Born in Taiwan, Alex Hu now lives in New York City and is a freelance violinist. Alex earned his BMus in Violin performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music as a student of Daniel Phillips. Previous studies were with Albert Markov in the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division. Alex performs as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist. As an orchestral musician, Alex has played as concertmaster numerous times with The Chelsea Symphony and World Civic Orchestra, including …

Rob Wilkerson

Friday, 1.29

Fernande Breilh-Decruck.: Sonate en ut dièze mineur for saxophone alto (ou alto) et orchestre

Rob Wilkerson is a saxophonist, composer, and music educator based in New York City. He is currently a member of the Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Russ Spiegel’s Big Band, the BMI New York Jazz Orchestra, and was lead alto with Michael Bublé from 2005-14. His discography includes original work, recording projects of fellow New York artists, and several albums with Bublé, including the Grammy award-winning album “Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden.” “Imaginary Landscape,” Rob’s debut album, reflects his …

Tim Kiah

Friday, 1.29, Saturday, 1.30

Tim Kiah: Hope for Orchestra & 2 Voices

Tim Kiah is a Brooklyn-based composer, vocalist, and bassist. He has been commissioned by Chamber Music America, Lincoln Center, La Mama Theatre, the Washington Square Winds, the Gusto Chamber Players, and the Northern Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in Newcastle, England. His works have been premiered at venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and have been broadcast on NPR. He is a member and composer of The Chelsea Symphony.

Upon moving to New York, Kiah, a registered nurse, formed a …


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 …

The 2018-19 season is Reuben’s seventh conducting The Chelsea Symphony, where he’s also a violinist and sometimes concertmaster. It’s his fifth season as Music Director of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, where guest soloists include Philadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim. He’s also Music Director of the Riverside Orchestra on New York’s Upper West Side, collaborating with soloists from across New York including members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.

At the Eastman School of Music in …