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The Chelsea Symphony: THE WORLD IS WIDE ENOUGH feat. Mahler 5

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The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

450 West 37th Street

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TCS 2019-20: RISE UP Music that Inspires and Uplifts
FRIDAY, JUNE 26 at 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 27 at 8:00 PM
THE WORLD IS WIDE ENOUGH

PROGRAM
Leonard Bernstein: Halil (Michelle Stockman, flute; Friday only)
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (After Plato’s “Symposium”) (Nicholas Pappone, violin; Saturday only)
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5

CONDUCTORS
Mark Seto 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 the season finale of its fourteenth season RISE UP for “The World is Wide Enough” on June 26-27 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music.

On this program, two works by Bernstein are featured with TCS soloists: Michelle Stockman performs Halil on flute on Friday’s concert and violinist Nicholas Pappone is the featured soloist on Serenade on Saturday’s concert.

The incomparable Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler is the fitting finale for any finale. This epic five movement work in three parts is a world unto itself. Beyond the complexity of the piece for all instruments - not to mention the arresting trumpet opening call and the immense third movement featuring an obbligato horn - the symphony had come to represent for Mahler “the sum of all the suffering I have been compelled to endure at the hands of life.”

Despite this, the symphony also represents a myriad of other emotions as well. The Adagietto fourth movement is commonly known as a love letter to the composer’s wife, Alma (a composer in her own right), and has become known in popular culture on its own. According to a letter she wrote to Willem Mengelberg, a Dutch conductor and Gustav’s close friend and associate, a poem was inscribed by Gustav to Alma in the score:

Wie ich Dich liebe, Du meine Sonne,
ich kann mit Worten Dir's nicht sagen.
Nur meine Sehnsucht kann ich Dir klagen
und meine Liebe, meine Wonne!

In which way I love you, my sunbeam,
I cannot tell you with words.
Only my longing, my love and my bliss
can I with anguish declare.

The triumphant finale eclipses all of the emotions of the past and serves as an affirmation of the joy of the human spirit.

Concert run time: 105-120 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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