March 8-9



Friday | 3.8.24 | 8:00 PM
Saturday | 3.9.24 | 8:00 PM

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

Conductor Laureate Yaniv Segal returns to TCS for a program that captures the outer reaches of the human experience. The Prelude and Liebestod (“Love-Death”) from Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde explores metaphysical ideas through trailblazing musical sonorities. Gustav Mahler’s Totenfeier (Funeral Rites) eventually became the opening movement of his monumental Second Symphony. Artistic Director Matthew Aubin directs a trio of mid-century concertos and a new work by TCS Resident Composer Aaron Dai.

Conductor:  Matthew Aubin, Yaniv Segal


Aaron Dai

New Work

Aaron Dai, Composer
Fernande Breilh Decruck

Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

Mvts 1 & 2

Liann Cline, Harp
Henri Frédien Tomasi

Concerto for Trombone

Mike Mulligan, Trombone
Grace Williams

Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

Kevin Barnes, Trumpet
Richard Wagner

Prelude from Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Gustav Mahler


Richard Wagner

Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Featured Artists

Aaron Dai

Friday, 3.8, Saturday, 3.9

Aaron Dai: New Work

A graduate of Columbia University and the Mannes School of Music, Aaron Dai began studying piano at  the age of five and went on to win the UNICEF Youth Concerts Competition three times by the age of  fifteen. As a soloist and collaborative pianist, he has performed around the country and abroad, in New  York venues such as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Symphony Space, and The Town Hall, and cities  including Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and San Francisco. …

Liann Cline

Friday, 3.8

Fernande Breilh Decruck: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra

Mike Mulligan

Saturday, 3.9

Henri Frédien Tomasi: Concerto for Trombone

Kevin Barnes

Saturday, 3.9

Grace Williams: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra


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 …

Yaniv Segal, currently active as a conductor and composer, has been performing on stages around the world since he was eight years old. In the 2017-2018 season, Yaniv debuted with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he also served as the main cover conductor. He also went on a European tour with the I, CULTURE, Orchestra as the assistant to Andrey Boreyko, and returns to conduct the Toledo Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic. Yaniv recorded Beethoven Reimagined with the BBC National Orchestra …