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.
A Walk to Beethoven
Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
(arr. Ruth Lomon)
Symphony No. 7, Op. 92
Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata
Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra
Julian Gau is a conductor active in Boston, Providence, and New York. He is the founder and music director of the Horizon Ensemble, a Boston-based orchestra that plays music by friends alongside works of history. He is also the music director of the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, a semi-professional traditional Chinese orchestra. Currently, he is serving as music director for Cabaret for Brown University in Providence, as well as a double bill of two Baroque operas: Caldara's The …
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 …
Damali Willingham is a conductor, composer, and bassoonist based in New Haven, CT. They recently graduated from the Berklee College of Music, where they made quite the impression as a young conductor. They served as a musical director and guest conductor of various ensembles, including the Berklee Motion Picture Orchestra, the school’s largest student-run ensemble. Damali attended the 2023 Aspen Conducting Academy and received the Robert J. Harth Award with the invitation to return for the 2024 Festival. They currently …