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The Chelsea Symphony: THE NOBLE SPIRIT feat. Higdon, Prokofiev 5

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TCS 2019-20: RISE UP Music that Inspires and Uplifts
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 at 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 at 8:00 PM
THE NOBLE SPIRIT

PROGRAM
Jennifer Higdon: blue cathedral
Darius Milhaud: Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra, op. 136 (Kurt Behnke, cello; Friday only)
Alexandra Gardner: Just Say Yes (Michael Blancaflor, drumset; Friday only)
William Walton: Viola Concerto (Sara Dudley, viola; Saturday only)
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, op. 100

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Nell Flanders and Matthew Aubin

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$25 for unassigned premium reserved areas within the venue

CONCERT LOCATION
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY

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Join The Chelsea Symphony for its first concert of 2020, “The Noble Spirit” on January 24-25 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Part of the fourteenth season RISE UP, this concert features the Fifth Symphony by Sergei Prokofiev, written during one month in the summer of 1944.

Intended as “a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit,” Prokofiev added, “I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul."

Also on this concert series: TCS’ first drumset concerto presentation, Just Say Yes, by Alexandra Gardner featuring Michael Blancaflor and Milhaud’s first cello concert with Kurt Behnke, both on Friday night’s performance. Saturday’s concert welcomes TCS board member Sara Dudley’s soloist debut on the William Walton viola concerto.

Both concerts open with Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral, commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music to commemorate their 75th anniversary. The composer described it as "the most cathartic thing [she] could have done” in memory of her younger brother, Andrew Blue Higdon, who died of skin cancer in 1998.

From the score:

I began writing this piece at a unique juncture in my life and found myself pondering the question of what makes a life. The recent loss of my younger brother, Andrew Blue, made me reflect on the amazing journeys that we all make in our lives, crossing paths with so many individuals singularly and collectively, learning and growing each step of the way. This piece represents the expression of the individual and the group... our inner travels and the places our souls carry us, the lessons we learn, and the growth we experience. In tribute to my brother, I feature solos for the clarinet (the instrument he played) and the flute (the instrument I play). Because I am the older sibling, it is the flute that appears first in this dialog. At the end of the work, the two instruments continue their dialogue, but it is the flute that drops out and the clarinet that continues on in the upward progressing journey.

Concert run time: 100 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Concert will be held at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street

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