Saturday | 10.28.23 | 8:00 PM
St. Paul's Church, 315 West 22nd Street
Conductor Reuben Blundell directs an evocative program from the late Romantic era. Johannes Brahms’s Third Symphony, a work of remarkable emotional subtlety, draws inspiration from the composer’s motto Frei aber froh (“Free but happy”). Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade in A Minor, written when the composer was in his early twenties, juxtaposes vigor and lyricism. Friday’s program features Édouard Lalo’s dramatic Cello Concerto; Saturday’s concert includes the enchanting Flute Concerto by Carl Reinecke.
Ballade in A Minor
Cello Concerto in D minor
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op.90
Édouard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
Carl Reinecke: Flute Concerto in D Major, op. 283
Reuben Blundell has been a Chelsea Symphony conductor/violinist since 2012, enjoying collaborations with musicians, soloists, composers and other conductors. Conducting Aaron Dai’s The Night Before Christmas, first with B. D. Wong then Annie Golden narrating, he initiated, conducted and edited (in Premiere Pro) the orchestra’s 2020 remote performance, narrated by John Lithgow.
Blundell is Music Director of the Riverside Orchestra on the Upper West Side, rehearsing Mondays and performing five concerts each season. He also directs another outstanding community …