The Chelsea Symphony concludes its eleventh season, FLIGHT PATHS, on Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 4, at 2:00 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music

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FLIGHT PATHS: SEASON FINALE
Rachmaninoff + 3 premieres
June 3-4 at the DiMenna Center
The Chelsea Symphony concludes its eleventh season, FLIGHT PATHS, on Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 4, at 2:00 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street. Tickets are available now on Eventbrite!

Both concerts showcase two beloved works by Sergei Rachmaninoff: the composer’s orchestral arrangement of Vocalise and his autumnal masterpiece Symphonic Dances. The latter work – Rachmaninoff’s final score – is a poignant retrospective on the musician’s career. Rachmaninoff includes coded references to several of his early Russian compositions, but wrote the piece for the Philadelphia Orchestra, his favorite ensemble in his adopted homeland. These performances represent the culmination of The Chelsea Symphony’s 2016-17 FLIGHT PATHS, an exploration of music by immigrants and visitors to the United States.

More information can be found on our website or follow the link to Eventbrite for advanced purchase tickets for both concerts for $25 unassigned seats in premium reserved areas. General admission tickets are also available at the door for a suggested $20 donation.

Join us for a celebratory wine reception following our Sunday matinee performance.
We look forward to seeing you for our season finale concerts this weekend!

Seth Bedford, composer and narrator
Ms. Rubinstein’s Beauty (World Premiere)
Based on the eponymous children’s book by Pep Montserrat, this piece sets the story of two kind outcasts who find the beauty and grace in each other.
Michael Blancaflor, vibraphone
Frank Picarazzi: Keyboard Concerto (World Premiere)
Saturday, June 3 only
This world premiere performance is a showpiece for vibraphone that is both lyrical and virtuosic.
Melissa Kritzer, bassoon

Decruck: Scherzo Fantasque (U.S. Premiere)
Saturday, June 3 only
Decruck’s music is experiencing a revival at the hands of TCS Co-Artistic Director Matthew Aubin and championed by bassoonist Melissa Kritzer, among others. This work draws inspiration from the classical scherzo, French cabaret song, and improvisatory traditions.

Sara Sherman, piano
Rebecca Steinberg, trumpet
Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, op. 35
Sunday, June 4 only
Shostakovich described the work as “heroic, spirited, and joyful,” but the composer wrote the piece in perilous circumstances: he had rankled Soviet officials with his satirical opera The Nose, and was acutely aware of the need to please the authorities with his newest piece.
Clockwise from upper left:
Mark Seto and Matthew Aubin, TCS Artistic Directors
Nell Flanders, guest conductor
TCS 2016-17 FLIGHT PATHS
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 at 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 4 at 2:00 PM

PROGRAM
Seth Bedford: Ms. Rubinstein’s Beauty (Seth Bedford, narrator; World Premiere) (Nell Flanders, guest conductor)
Frank Picarazzi: Keyboard Concerto (Michael Blancaflor, vibraphone; World Premiere; Saturday, 6/3 only)
Fernande Breilh-Decruck: Scherzo Fantasque (Melissa Kritzer, bassoon; U.S. Premiere; Saturday, 6/3 only)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, op. 35 (Sara Sherman, piano, and Rebecca Steinberg, trumpet; Sunday 6/4 only)
-intermission-
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, op. 34, no. 14 (Nell Flanders, guest conductor)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, op. 45

Conductors: Matthew Aubin, Nell Flanders, Mark Seto

TICKETS
Available now at http://www.thechelseasymphony.eventbrite.com
$25 unassigned seats in a premium reserved area
General admission tickets also available at the door for a suggested donation of $20

Sunday’s matinee performance is immediately followed by a celebratory wine reception.

LOCATION
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

TCS 2016-17 FLIGHT PATHS
Upcoming Events

June
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Stay tuned for dates for our 2017-18 season SEA CHANGE

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