January 19-20



Friday | 1.19.24 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 1.20.24 | 8:00 PM

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

TCS Artistic Director Mark Seto leads a program that celebrates the cultural heritage of the Americas. Florence Price’s groundbreaking Third Symphony synthesizes European and Black American musical traditions. Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra by Gabriela Lena Frank is a brilliant evocation of a spirit from Andean Peru. A new concerto for two cellos by Michael Boyman rounds out the program.

Conductor:  Mark Seto


Gabriela Lena Frank

Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra

Mike Boyman

Double Cello Concerto

(World Premier)

Sue Rangeley, Cello
Jennifer Shaw, Cello
Mike Boyman, Composer
Florence Price

Symphony No. 3

Featured Artists

Jennifer Shaw

Friday, 1.19, Saturday, 1.20

Mike Boyman: Double Cello Concerto

Jennifer Shaw was born in Taiwan, where she started playing cello at age eight. After moving to San Diego two years later, she spent seven years in the San Diego Youth Symphony. As a freelance cellist in New York, she has performed for Bill and Hillary Clinton at Carnegie Hall and in concert with the Eagles at the Beacon Theatre, as well as at such venues as David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Town Hall, the American Museum …

Sue Rangeley

Friday, 1.19, Saturday, 1.20

Mike Boyman: Double Cello Concerto

Sue Rangeley was born in England and received her musical education at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining her L.R.A.M Performer’s Degree from the Royal Academy of Music at the age of fifteen. In London she has performed with the Salomon Orchestra, Chelsea Opera Group and Haydn Chamber Orchestra, and since moving to New York she has performed with numerous chamber music groups and orchestras in Manhattan, including The Chelsea Symphony, Mimosa Chamber Ensemble, Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Orchestra, …

Mike Boyman

Friday, 1.19, Saturday, 1.20

Mike Boyman: Double Cello Concerto

Composer and violist Michael Boyman is always searching for the perfect balance of form and expression. An alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony, Michael served as principal violist of the orchestra and was a member of Making Score, the organization's composition program. Michael is a graduate of New York University, where he studied political science and music composition, studying with Justin Dello Joio. He received his Master's Degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied …


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. Highlights of his 2023-24 season include performances with violinist Itzhak Perlman, violinist Randall Goosby, and clarinetist Anthony McGill, and the inauguration of The …