September 9-10

September 9 – 10

St. Paul's Church

Tickets available now on Eventbrite! Join The Chelsea Symphony for the opening series of our eleventh season, "Flight Paths," featuring music written by composers who have visited or immigrated to the United States of America. This season celebrates the diversity of musicians who have been inspired by, and made their mark on, this land we call home. The September concert begins with selections from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Zhou Long's Chinese Folk Songs. Rachel Seiden makes her TCS solo debut on Richard Strauss's oboe concerto on Friday and Saturday's concert welcomes back Erich Schoen-René as soloist on Elgar's cello concerto. Both performances close with Tchaikovsky's magnificent Symphony No. 4.
Friday 9.9.16
Zhou Long — Selections from Chinese Folk Songs
Richard Strauss — Oboe Concerto in D major, TrV 292
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No.4 in F minor, op. 36
Saturday 9.10.16
Zhou Long — Selections from Chinese Folk Songs
Edward Elgar — Violoncello Concerto in E minor, op. 85
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Symphony No.4 in F minor, op. 36

October 21-22

October 21-22

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Tickets available now on Eventbrite! October's concert series at the DiMenna Center opens with Athena Adamopoulos's Passage, a moving piece about the Syrian refugee crisis. Christine Todd is our featured soloist on Claude Debussy's Première rhapsodie for Clarinet & Orchestra on Friday and Emily DiAngelo performs Jean Françaix's L'horloge de Flore with the orchestra on Saturday. Both concerts conclude with Mahler's Fourth Symphony featuring soprano Cree Carrico.
Friday 10.21.16
Athena Adamopoulos — Passage (U.S. premiere)
Claude Debussy — Première rhapsodie for Clarinet & Orchestra
Christine Todd Clarinet
Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Cree Carrico Voice
Saturday 10.22.16
Athena Adamopoulos — Passage (U.S. premiere)
Jean Françaix — L'horloge de Flore
Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Cree Carrico Voice

December 2

December 2 Holiday Concert

St. Paul's Church

The Chelsea Symphony's one-night-only holiday concert features actress CAROLINE RHEA as special guest narrator in "The Night Before Christmas." Tickets available now on Eventbrite!
Friday 12.2.16
Erich Wolfgang Korngold — Straussiana
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Sinfonia concertante, K.364 (320d), E-flat major
E.J. Lee Violin
Ottorino Respighi — Adagio con variazioni, P.133, Violoncello & Orchestra
Hsuanyu I Cello
Victor Herbert — March of the Toys (from Babes in Toyland)
Irving Berlin — White Christmas
Leroy Anderson — Sleigh Ride
Timothy A. Miller Guest Conductor
Aaron Dai — The Night Before Christmas
Aaron Dai Composer
Caroline Rhea Guest Narrator

January 27-28

January 27-28

St. Paul's Church

The Chelsea Symphony features a delightful potpourri of music on January 27-28 - tickets available now on Eventbrite!
Friday 1.27.17
Tim Kiah — Song of Zippy (World Premiere)
Aaron Dai Piano
Tim Kiah Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach — Violin Concerto No.2, BWV 1042, E major
Daniel Dunford Bass Trombone
Johann Strauss II — Overture to Die Fledermaus
Matthew Dell Guest Conductor
Béla Bartók — Romanian Folk Dances, BB 76 (Román népi táncok )
Eric Mahl Guest Conductor
Jean Sibelius — Finlandia, op. 26, no. 7
Tristan Rais-Sherman Guest Conductor
Saturday 1.28.17
Tim Kiah — Song of Zippy (World Premiere)
Aaron Dai Piano
Tim Kiah Composer
Pēteris Vasks — Concerto for English horn (NYC premiere)
Johann Strauss II — Overture to Die Fledermaus
Matthew Dell Guest Conductor
Béla Bartók — Romanian Folk Dances, BB 76 (Román népi táncok )
Eric Mahl Guest Conductor
Jean Sibelius — Finlandia, op. 26, no. 7
Tristan Rais-Sherman Guest Conductor

March 10-11

March 10-11

St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street

March's concert opens with the world premiere performance of Summer Mountains by Danny Gray, the winning piece of the TCS 3rd annual Composition Competition. Friday's concert features a world premiere viola concerto featuring soloist Sarah Haines, written by Michael Boyman, winner of the 2014-15 TCS Composition Competition. Saturday's concert showcases Gizem Yucel on two tangos by the legendary Astor Piazzolla. Both concerts conclude with Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," in participation with the New York Philharmonic's New World Initiative.
Friday 3.10.17
Danny Gray — Summer Mountains (World Premiere)
Danny Gray Composer
Mike Boyman — Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (World Premiere)
Mike Boyman Viola
Sarah Haines Viola
Antonín Dvořák — Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"
Miguel Campos Neto Guest Conductor
Saturday 3.11.17
Danny Gray — Summer Mountains (World Premiere)
Danny Gray Composer
Astor Piazzolla — Two Tangos: Grand Tango and Adios Nonino
Gizem Yucel Viola
Antonín Dvořák — Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, B.178, "From the New World"
Miguel Campos Neto Guest Conductor

April 21-22

April 21-22

St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street

Tickets available on Eventbrite for this charming set of concert featuring Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks," the Prokofiev "Classical" Symphony, and the world premiere of Early Morning Walk by Aaron Dai.
Friday 4.21.17
Aaron Dai — Early Morning Walk (World Premiere)
Samuel Magrill — Concerto Fantastique (World Premiere)
Samuel Magrill Composer
Mira Magrill Flute
Henri Vieuxtemps — Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor, op. 37
Igor Stravinsky — Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks, 8-v- 1938”
Sergei Prokofiev — Symphony No. 1 in D major, op. 25, "Classical"
Saturday 4.22.17
Felix Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64
Jennifer Ahn Violin
Igor Stravinsky — Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks, 8-v- 1938”
Sergei Prokofiev — Symphony No. 1 in D major, op. 25, "Classical"

June 3-4

June 3-4

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

Tickets available on Eventbrite for the finale to TCS's11th season, Flight Paths, featuring Rachmaninoff's brilliant Symphonic Dances and Vocalise for orchestra. Saturday's concert showcases two solo pieces: Mike Blancaflor performs Frank Picarazzi's Keyboard Concerto on vibraphone and Melissa Kritzer performs Fernade Breilh Decruck's Scherzo Fantasque for bassoon. Rebecca Steinberg and Sara Sherman duo on Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano and Trumpet on Sunday's matinee performance. Both concerts open with a world premiere piece by TCS composer Seth Bedford.
Saturday 6.3.17
Seth Bedford — Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty (World Premiere)
Seth Bedford Composer
Frank Picarazzi — Keyboard Concerto
Michael Blancaflor Percussion
Fernande Breilh Decruck — Scherzo Fantasque
Melissa Kritzer Bassoon
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Vocalise
Nell Flanders Violin
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Symphonic Dances, op. 45
Sunday 6.4.17
Seth Bedford — Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty (World Premiere)
Seth Bedford Composer
Dmitri Shostakovich — Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35
Sara Sherman Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Vocalise
Nell Flanders Violin
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Symphonic Dances, op. 45