(New York, November 17, 2017) —The Chelsea Symphony, featured in the hit Amazon show Mozart in the Jungle, announces the continuation of its 2017/18 season, entitled Sea Change, with a holiday concert on December 1 featuring special guest, comedian Judy Gold, narrating The Night Before Christmas by composer Aaron Dai.
The concert also includes Bedřich Smetana’s The Moldau, Carl Reinecke’s Flute Concerto, featuring flutist Dirk Wels, Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane, featuring violinist Megan Hilands, Leopold Mozart’s Sinfonia pastorale, “Alphorn” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concert Rondo featuring trumpetist Warren Wernick, and seminal holiday classic, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride with guest conductor Pam Aubin.
A silent auction in support of the orchestra will take place before the downbeat and during intermission, concluding during a festive complimentary wine reception following the concert. Start your holiday season with TCS!
The Chelsea Symphony’s 2017/18 season features orchestral works with a focus on nature and environmental stewardship.
Highlights of the 2017/18 Season include:
- Five World Premieres by emerging New York City composers
- Seventeen performances, each featuring The Chelsea Symphony musicians as soloists
- John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean at the American Museum of Natural History on Earth Day (April 22, 2018)
- Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring
- Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 82
- Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome
- Three outreach performances at Rikers Island
December 1, 2017 Concert
Friday, December 1st at 8:00 PM
Conducted by Reuben Blundell, Nell Flanders, and special guest Pam Aubin
St. Paul’s Church (315 West 22nd Street)
- Leopold Mozart, Sinfonia pastorale, “Alphorn”, featuring trumpetist Warren Wernick
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concert Rondo, featuring trumpetist Warren Wernick
- Carl Reinecke, Flute Concerto, featuring flutist Dirk Wels
- Bedřich Smetana, The Moldau
- Maurice Ravel, Tzigane featuring violinist Megan Hilands
- Leroy Anderson, Sleigh Ride, with guest conductor Pam Aubin
- Aaron Dai, The Night Before Christmas, with special guest narrator comedian Judy Gold
Reserved seating tickets for each concert can be purchased individually for $25. Pay-what-you-wish general admission tickets available at the door.
For more information, interview inquiries, and press tickets, contact Elizabeth Holub, [email protected], 520-977-7007.
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About The Chelsea Symphony
The Chelsea Symphony, hailed as an “enterprising group of young musicians” by Time Out, upends the traditional hierarchy of the classical orchestra: members rotate as featured soloists, conductors, and composers. The self-governing ensemble aims to be a cultural focus for Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and to present vibrant concerts of inspiring symphonic music both old and new. In recent years, The Chelsea Symphony has expanded its reach with performances at Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, the United Palace Theatre, and New York Fashion Week. In December 2014, The Chelsea Symphony performed at Alice Tully Hall for the premiere of the Golden Globe winning Amazon Original Series Mozart in the Jungle. Musicians from the orchestra can also be seen throughout the critically acclaimed series. In the 2016-17 season, The Chelsea Symphony launched an ambitious outreach initiative in collaboration with the New York City Department of Correction, becoming the first orchestra to present programming at Rikers Island Correctional Facility.
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