The Chelsea Symphony’s January 25 & 26 Concert Features Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No 2, a Work Inspired by Social Action

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The Chelsea Symphony’s January 25 & 26 Concert Features
Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No 2,
a Work Inspired by Social Action

Also on the program is the World Premiere of Four Miniatures for a Dark Age by Aaron Dai, Ballade for Flute and Orchestra by Frank Martin, Violin Concerto in D minor by J.S. Bach, and Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto.

Soloists for this concert include flutist Kim Lewis, violinist Béa Naumann, and clarinetist Sarah Koop McCoy

For Immediate Release – (New York, NY) The Chelsea Symphony, featured in the hit Amazon show Mozart in the Jungle, begins 2019 with a concert on January 25 and 26 featuring Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No 2, famously called by the composer “a confession of the soul.”

Also on the concert is the World Premiere of Four Miniatures for a Dark Age by Aaron Dai, Ballade for Flute and Orchestra by Frank Martin with flutist Kim Lewis (1/25 only), Violin Concerto in D minor by J.S. Bach with violinist Béa Naumann (1/25 only), and Carl Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto with clarinetist Sarah Koop McCoy (1/26 only). This concert is conducted by Matthew Aubin and Nell Flanders.

Last season’s concerts featured an Earth Day celebration performing John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean under the whale in the American Museum of Natural History, which was hailed by Lucid Culture as an “epic, intense, mightily enveloping concert.” The Chelsea Symphony is also known for their outreach concerts with the inmates at Rikers Island. TCS brings the whole orchestra, horn quartets, and small string ensembles to perform and engage with the inmates several times each year.

Offering seven concert series from September 2018 through June 2019, each performance in The Chelsea Symphony’s 2018/19 Resolution season features orchestral works with a focus on social action.

Every concert by The Chelsea Symphony features soloists, composers, and conductors taken from the ensemble. This is a collective of New York City professional freelancers coming together to create meaningful, self-governed concerts—a unique model in the classical world.

Premium unassigned seating in special reserved areas on sale now on Eventbrite! Limited day-of tickets available at the door for a suggested donation of $20.

 

Listing Information

Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 PM
The Chelsea Symphony
Conducted by Matthew Aubin and Nell Flanders

St. Paul’s Church (315 West 22nd Street), New York, NY

Aaron Dai: Four Miniatures for a Dark Age (World Premiere)
Frank Martin: Ballade for Flute and Orchestra, Kim Lewis, Flute (1/25 only)​
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R, Beatrice Naumann, Violin (1/25 only)​
Carl Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, op. 57, Sarah Koop McCoy, Clarinet (1/26 only)​
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43

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 in the critically acclaimed series: seasons 1–3 are now available on Amazon.com and season 4 will be released on February 16. 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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