May 17-18


Idyllic Echoes

Friday | 5.17.24 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 5.18.24 | 8:00 PM

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

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is an ebullient celebration of rhythm: Richard Wagner described the piece as "the apotheosis of dance." A Walk to Beethoven by Britta Byström draws inspiration from, and introduces, the elder composer’s Seventh. The Friday concert features the Flute Concerto by New Yorker and TCS favorite Eric Ewazen. Saturday’s program includes a cornerstone of the viola repertoire by the pioneering composer Rebecca Clarke.

Conductor:  Matthew Aubin, Mark Seto


Britta Byström

A Walk to Beethoven

Eric Ewazen

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra

Jackie Traish, Flute
Rebecca Clarke

Viola Sonata

(arr. Ruth Lomon)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

Featured Artists

Jackie Traish

Friday, 5.17

Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra

Rebecca Chaqor

Saturday, 5.18

Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata


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 …