May 15-16

1920-06-May-WE-CAN-BE-HEROES

WE CAN BE HEROES

Friday | 5.15.20 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 5.16.20 | 8:00 PM

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

Ring in the spring with The Chelsea Symphony for “We Can Be Heroes” on May 15-16 as part of the fourteenth season RISE UP.

Featuring Schumann’s Third Symphony, the “Rhenish,” this work is the composer’s last, written during the autumn of 1850. It features musical inspiration from nature and is often compared to Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Sixth Symphony. The inner movements are in homage to the Rhine (the inspiration for its nickname), a country dance, and the ceremony for the elevation of a cardinal in a cathedral in Cologne. The work closes with the cheerful vigor introduced in the opening movement with a celebratory brass fanfare.

Alongside this work are the Barber Violin Concerto featuring Camille Enderlin on Friday’s concert, and two more works for strings on Saturday’s concert: Amanda Maier-Röntgen’s Violin Concert welcoming Juliana Pereira back as TCS soloist and a work by Kamala Sankaram featuring violist Brian Thompson. 

Both concerts open with the winning piece of The Chelsea Symphony’s 2019-20 Composition Competition, now in its sixth year.

Concert run time: 85-90 minutes including a 15-minute intermission

Conductors:  Reuben Blundell, Mark Seto

Program

TCS 2019-20 Composition Competition WinnerTBA (World Premiere)
Kamala SankaramViola Concerto (World Premiere)
Amanda Maier-RöntgenViolin Concerto in D minor
Samuel BarberViolin Concerto, op. 14
Robert SchumannSymphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 97 "Rhenish"

Featured Artists

Camille Enderlin
Violin

Friday, 5.15

Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, op. 14


Camille Enderlin is a versatile New York City based violinist.  Camille received her Master of Music degree from New York University in 2017, where she was honored with an award for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in the Graduate String Studies Program.  Camille received her B.M. in Violin Performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she also minored in Art History. Camille's primary teachers have been Yuval Yaron and Naoko Tanaka.

Born and raised in San Francisco, California, …

Brian Thompson
Viola

Saturday, 5.16

Kamala Sankaram: Viola Concerto


Brian Thompson earned his MM in viola performance from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. He serves as principal violist for The Chelsea Symphony, Light Opera of New York, and Blue Hill Troupe and plays in a variety of other ensembles ranging from Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He has premiered solo, chamber, and orchestral works by Eric Roth, Alon Nechushtan, and Whitney George, collaborated with dance companies such as Sleepdance and Jax Dance, and …

Juliana Pereira
Violin

Saturday, 5.16

Amanda Maier-Röntgen: Violin Concerto in D minor


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 …

Conductors

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 …

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 …