June 25-26



Saturday | 6.25.22 | 8:00 PM
Sunday | 6.26.22 | 2:00 PM

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

450 West 37th Street

Gustav Mahler believed that “a symphony must be like the world; it must embrace everything.” The composer’s monumental Fifth Symphony traverses the full range of human experience, from the deepest sorrow to unbridled jubilation, in a brilliant conclusion to the season. Each performance begins with a woodwind showcase: Otar Gordeli’s sparkling Flute Concertino (6/25), and Gabriela Lena Frank’s rumination on fairy tales and indigeneity, Will-o’-the-Wisp (6/26).

Conductors:  Matthew Aubin, Mark Seto


Otar Gordeli

Flute Concertino, Op. 8

(Saturday only)

Kim Lewis, Flute
Gabriela Lena Frank


(Sunday only)

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 5

Featured Artists

Kim Lewis

Saturday, 6.25

Otar Gordeli: Flute Concertino, Op. 8

Kim Lewis is a New York-based flutist with immense passion as a performer and teacher. Informed by a rounded education in the arts throughout her childhood in Ohio, including study in dance, voice, and piano, she brings a wealth of experiences to her focus on the flute. As a soloist, Kim has received first place in the 2017 New Jersey Flute Society Concerto Competition, as well as the 2014 Central Ohio Flute Association Competition - Collegiate Division. She was also …

Nicole Schroeder Raimato

Sunday, 6.26

Gabriela Lena Frank: Will-o’-the-Wisp

Flutist Nicole Schroeder Raimato made her Carnegie Hall debut as First Prize Winner of the 2014 International Shining Stars Concerto Competition. According to the Epoch Times, “Schroeder played with a beautiful, well-projected tone undiluted by excess air, as well as subtly understated dynamics and lyrical phrasing.” Nicole has played in the pit orchestra for the Broadway production of Wicked and the Off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish; appeared on the TV show Mozart in the Jungle; and …


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.

In his 5th season as Music Director of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Aubin also serves as Artistic Director for The Chelsea Symphony in New York City. In this role he has led highly visible collaborations with partners such as actor John Lithgow, award-winning television series Mozart in the Jungle, …

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 …