October 27-28


October 27-28

Friday | 10.27.17 | 8:30 PM
Saturday | 10.28.17 | 7:30 PM
St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street

October's concert series at St. Paul's German Lutheran Church in Chelsea features a beloved concert favorite, Beethoven's delightful "Pastoral" Symphony. Friday's concert features soloist Alicia Furey performing Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1. Saturday's concert features Jessica Lightfoot on Beethoven's Romance No. 2 for Violin and Anna Keelin Fitzgerald performing Carl Maria von Weber's Concerto for Bassoon. Both concerts open with View of Life, a world premiere of TCS composer Aaron Dai.

TCS is thrilled to welcome conductor Nell Flanders! Although Nell has performed with the group before in all capacities as a violinist, including soloist, we are excited to have her on the podium for her first concert as official TCS conductor.

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

Join urban naturalist Keith Michael of NYC Wild! on a nature walk at Clove Lake Park (Staten Island) to compliment this concert series. This walk will take place only on Saturday - visit our Eventbrite page to purchase your concert ticket and add on this one-of-a-kind experience!

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite!

Photo by George Hiles

Conductors:  Matthew Aubin, Nell Flanders


Aaron DaiView of Life (World Premiere)
Camille Saint-SaënsCello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, op. 33
Alicia Furey Cello
Ludwig van BeethovenRomance No. 2 in F Major, op. 50
Carl Maria von WeberBassoon Concerto in F Major, op. 75 (J. 127)
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 6 in F Major, op. 68 ("Pastoral")

Featured Artists

Anna Keelin Fitzgerald

Saturday, 10.28

Carl Maria von Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F Major, op. 75 (J. 127)

Bassoonist Anna Fitzgerald is a passionate performer, dedicated educator, and strong arts advocate. She maintains an active schedule, performing throughout New York City and along the East Coast in venues which have included Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Cutting Room, The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, and Meymandi Concert Hall with such varying ensembles as the New York Repertory Orchestra, Les Six Sextet, The Handel Festival Orchestra, Western Piedmont Symphony, The Chelsea Symphony, and …

Jessica Lightfoot

Saturday, 10.28

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F Major, op. 50

Hailing from New Zealand, Jessica Lightfoot studied performance violin at the University of Auckland and later gained a Master of Music in musicology from the same institution. She has pursued a career in arts administration, currently as Manager of Programs and Development at Concert Artists Guild, and previously at the Orchestra of St Luke’s and Chamber Music New Zealand. She is passionate about inclusion in the arts for all people.

Jessica has performed with ensembles in New Zealand including the …

Alicia Furey

Friday, 10.27

Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, op. 33

Alicia Furey is a versatile cellist and music instructor with over two decades of performance and teaching experience in the Tristate area and Hudson Valley. While completing her Bachelor of Science in Music at SUNY New Paltz, Alicia maintained a busy teaching schedule in Ulster and Dutchess counties and served on the youth music faculty at Dutchess County Community College. She also performed with The Greater Newburgh Symphony orchestra and The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra during this time. After completing her …


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 …

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 …