March 9-10


March 9-10

Friday | 3.9.18 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 3.10.18 | 7:30 PM
St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street

March's concert opens with the world premiere performance of The Creation of the Birds by TCS composer Seth Bedford with seasonally inspired works in its second half: Aaron Copland's American favorite, Appalachian Spring, and the Vivaldi classic, "Spring" from the Four Seasons, featuring violinist Juliana Pereira.

Friday's concert features soloist Alicia Bennett performing Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto. Saturday's concert features violinists Gina Dyches and Haerim Elizabeth Lee performing Anna Clyne's Prince of Clouds and Sara Mayo performs Lars-Erik Larsson's Trombone Concertino.

Concerts will be held at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street

Tickets on sale at Eventbrite

Photo by Gian-Reto Tarnutzer

Conductors:  Nell Flanders, Mark Seto


Seth BedfordThe Creation of the Birds (World Premiere)
Aaron CoplandClarinet Concerto
Alicia Bennett Clarinet
Anna ClynePrince of Clouds
Gina Dyches Violin
Lars-Erik LarssonTrombone Concertino, op. 45, no. 7
Sara Mayo Trombone
Antonio VivaldiConcerto No. 1 in E Major, op. 8, RV 269 ("Spring")
Aaron CoplandAppalachian Spring (Suite for 13 Instruments)

Featured Artists

Gina Dyches

Saturday, 3.10

Anna Clyne: Prince of Clouds

Gina Dyches has performed as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician in the U.S. and Asia. She obtained her Master of Music in violin performance at Rice University where she studied with internationally renowned educator Kathleen Winkler. She has participated in masterclasses for Martin Beaver, Andrew Jennings, and Daniel Phillips and she remains an active orchestral musician, playing with some of the country’s most exciting new groups including Kaleidoscope in Los Angeles, Nu Deco Ensemble in Miami and The Chelsea …

Haerim Elizabeth Lee

Saturday, 3.10

Anna Clyne: Prince of Clouds

Korean violinist, Haerim Elizabeth Lee captivates audiences by “leaving them breathless with impeccable phrasing and relevant musicality.” (El Norte, Mexico). In 2015, Elizabeth performed as the concertmaster with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Honors concert in Washington, D.C. to recognize Maestro Seiji Ozawa, which was attended by former President Barack Obama. As a performing artist and scholar, Lee has established herself as a visionary and was the first recipient of the Tarisio Young Artist Grant as the Artistic Director …

Alicia Bennett

Friday, 3.9

Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto

Clarinetist Alicia Bennett is active as a performer and teacher in the New York City area. She is on faculty at the 92Y, Bloomingdale School of Music, and Turtle Bay Music School; additionally, Alicia is a teaching artist for the 92Y's Discover Music program. Alicia specializes in playing chamber and orchestral music, and loves playing opera and new music whenever she has the chance. In March of 2018, Alicia was a featured soloist with The Chelsea Symphony playing Aaron Copland's …

Sara Mayo

Saturday, 3.10

Lars-Erik Larsson: Trombone Concertino, op. 45, no. 7

Sara Mayo is an active freelancer in New York, and is originally from the Pacific Northwest. She is the tenor trombonist of Calliope Brass, the Principal Trombone of the Yakima Symphony, and has been a featured soloist with both the Yakima Symphony and the Tacoma Community College Symphonic Band. She has also performed with a variety of orchestral ensembles such as the Chelsea Symphony, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, Spokane Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Tacoma Symphony, and the Northwest …

Juliana Pereira

Friday, 3.9, Saturday, 3.10

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E Major, op. 8, RV 269 ("Spring")

Juliana Pereira has been playing the violin since the age of three. A New York City native, Juliana studied at the School for Strings where she is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Juliana was the concertmaster of the orchestra and is the only student to win the Brown University Concerto Competition three times. She also served as co-concert master of the Sorbonne University Orchestra in Paris while studying abroad her Junior …


Nell Flanders’ conducting credits include performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Chelsea Symphony, Mannes Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and the Riverside Orchestra. She served as a cover conductor for JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic during the 2014-15 season and was the assistant conductor at Peabody Opera Theater during 2016-17. An enthusiastic proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Flanders has conducted many orchestral premieres with groups such as Mannes American Composers Ensemble, The Secret Opera …

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 …