June 16-17


Past & Present

Friday | 6.16.23 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 6.17.23 | 8:00 PM

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

Artistic Director Mark Seto leads The Chelsea Symphony in an examination of time and historic parallels in the orchestra’s season closer. Each program opens with an American brass concerto written within the last 15 years: Adolphus Hailstork’s Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra, performed by Rebecca Steinberg, and Jay Krush’s Concerto for bass trombone, featuring Owen Caprell. Both evenings close with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, a dark and complex work memorializing the Russian Revolution of 1905, written in the time of the Hungarian Uprising, and perhaps a timely reminder of humanity’s continued fight against autocracy.

Conductor:  Mark Seto


Adolphus Hailstork

Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra

(World Premiere, Friday Only)

Jay Krush

Concerto for Bass Trombone

(Saturday Only)

Owen Caprell, Bass Trombone
Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103 "The Year 1905"

Featured Artists

Rebecca Steinberg

Friday, 6.16

Adolphus Hailstork: Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra

Based in NYC, trumpet player Rebecca Steinberg has a career marked by her warm, inviting sound and stylistic versatility. You can find Rebecca in the pit of New York City’s many theater productions, performing alongside her brass sextet Calliope Brass, and teaching music both privately and in the classroom.

Often heard in staged productions across the tristate area, in 2022 Rebecca held trumpet chairs at The Public Theater’s new musical SUFFS and Paper Mill Playhouse’s Sister Act. Other notable appearances …

Owen Caprell
Bass Trombone

Saturday, 6.17

Jay Krush: Concerto for Bass Trombone

New York City based bass trombonist, Owen Caprell, enjoys a far reaching musical career. Versed in a wide range of styles, you can find Owen in chamber ensembles, orchestras, big bands, new music ensembles, and pit orchestras. During the day you might hear him inspiring up-and-coming musicians in class room and private lesson settings. Locally, Owen regularly performs with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and The Chelsea Symphony. Both ensembles are based locally in Manhattan, and strive to bring world …


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 …