June 14-15

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Rhythm and Colors

Friday | 6.14.24 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 6.15.24 | 8:00 PM

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

TCS’s season finale features vibrant Latin American idioms in Leonard Bernstein’s beloved Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Gabriela Ortiz’s exuberant Kauyumari. In celebration of Pride, each performance showcases a concerto by an iconic contemporary American composer: Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto on Friday, and John Corigliano’s Clarinet Concerto on Saturday.

Program

Gabriela Ortiz

Kauyumari

Oscar Thorp, Guest Conductor
Jennifer Higdon

Percussion Concerto

Tyler Hefferon, Percussion
John Corigliano

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

Eric Schultz, Clarinet
Leonard BernsteinSymphonic Dances from West Side Story

Featured Artists

Oscar Thorp
Guest Conductor

Friday, 6.14, Saturday, 6.15

Gabriela Ortiz: Kauyumari


Oscar Thorp is a conductor, trumpeter, and music educator based in Brooklyn, New York. As a faculty member at the Third Street Music School Settlement, Oscar directs the New Horizons Concert Band, New Horizons Green Band, the Third Street Prelude Band, and teaches the trumpet studio. Through the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, Oscar coaches the brass in the Symphonic Band and is a substitute conductor with the ISO/Third Street orchestras. He also works with the New York Late Starters …

Eric Schultz
Clarinet

Saturday, 6.15

John Corigliano: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra


Tyler Hefferon
Percussion

Friday, 6.14

Jennifer Higdon: Percussion Concerto


Conductor

A leader in the 21st century orchestral landscape, Dr. Matthew Aubin is constantly reaching new audiences through innovative performance formats and creative initiatives both on and off the podium.

The 2022-23 season kicks off Dr. Aubin’s inaugural year as Music Director of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he is Music Director of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and serves as Artistic Director of The Chelsea Symphony. In his role at TCS, he has led highly visible collaborations with partners such …

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. Highlights of his 2023-24 season include performances with violinist Itzhak Perlman, violinist Randall Goosby, and clarinetist Anthony McGill, and the inauguration of The …

Oscar Thorp is a conductor, trumpeter, and music educator based in Brooklyn, New York. As a faculty member at the Third Street Music School Settlement, Oscar directs the New Horizons Concert Band, New Horizons Green Band, the Third Street Prelude Band, and teaches the trumpet studio. Through the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, Oscar coaches the brass in the Symphonic Band and is a substitute conductor with the ISO/Third Street orchestras. He also works with the New York Late Starters …