January 21-22



Friday | 1.21.22 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 1.22.22 | 8:00 PM

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

450 West 37th Street

Please Note: Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, this series has been postponed until a date yet to be determined. For more information, please see our statement. Advance ticket sales for the January series will be refunded through Eventbrite shortly.

This program draws inspiration from nature—a wellspring of relief in troubled times, and a metaphor for urgent issues in the world we live in. Sam Wu’s Wind Map, the winning entry in The Chelsea Symphony’s 2020 Composition Competition, juxtaposes moments of luminous calm and breathtaking intensity. Tumblebird Contrails by composer and environmentalist Gabriella Smith captures an ecstatic encounter with the sea and the sky on the northern California coast. Errollyn Wallen’s Mighty River commemorates the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Beloved violin concertos by Samuel Barber (1/21) and Max Bruch (1/22) round out the series.

Conductor:  Matthew Aubin, Mark Seto


Sam Wu

Wind Map

(World Premiere)

Sam Wu, Composer
Samuel Barber

Violin Concerto, Op. 14

(Friday only)

Max Bruch

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

(Saturday only)

Joseph Morag, Violin
Gabriella Smith

Tumblebird Contrails

Errollyn Wallen

Mighty River

Featured Artists

Sam Wu

Friday, 1.21, Saturday, 1.22

Sam Wu: Wind Map

Sam Wu's music deals with the beauty in blurred boundaries. Many of his works center around extra-musical themes: architecture and urban planning, climate science, and the search for exoplanets that harbor life.

Selected for the American Composers Orchestra's EarShot readings and the Tasmanian Symphony's Australian Composers' School, winner of an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and First Prize in the Washington International Competition, Sam Wu also received Harvard's Robert Levin Prize and Juilliard's Palmer Dixon Prize.

Sam’s collaborations span …

Camille Enderlin

Friday, 1.21

Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

Camille Enderlin is a New York City-based violinist. As an orchestral musician, Camille has performed with ensembles, such as the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Allentown Symphony, Symphoria, the Orchestra Now, the Chelsea Symphony, and the National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI). With NOI, Camille played on the recording for a Naxos Records “American Classics” album, which received a 2018 Grammy nomination for “Best Orchestral Performance.”

Camille is a proponent of all genres of music and keeps a musically diverse performance schedule. …

Joseph Morag

Saturday, 1.22

Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Joseph Morag, acclaimed by the New York Times for his "gorgeous tone," and "physically expressive cues,” has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral violinist. He studied with Aaron Rosand under the prestigious Dolan Prize, awarded by Columbia University. Joseph has also studied conducting under Joshua Gersen at the New York Youth Symphony’s Apprentice Conducting Program, Victor Yampolsky at the Wintergreen Music Festival, and Michael Jinbo at the Monteux Festival. In 2019, he was music director of the …


A leader in the 21st century orchestral landscape, Dr. Matthew Aubin is constantly reaching new audiences through innovative performance formats and creative initiatives both on and off the podium.

The 2022-23 season kicks off Dr. Aubin’s inaugural year as Music Director of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he is Music Director of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and serves as Artistic Director of The Chelsea Symphony. In his role at TCS, he has led highly visible collaborations with partners such …

Mark Seto leads a wide-ranging musical life as a conductor, scholar, teacher, and violinist. He is Artistic Director and Conductor of The Chelsea Symphony in New York City, and Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music at Brown University, where he directs the Brown University Orchestra and teaches courses in music history, theory, and conducting.

Since Mark’s tenure with The Chelsea Symphony began in 2011, the ensemble has strengthened its commitment to new music by programming dozens of …