The Chelsea Symphony presents

The Chelsea Symphony: World Map

Friday | May 26 2023 | 8 pm


Tickets: $30; general admission seating in premium section.

If you would prefer to choose your own ticket price, you may do so beginning at 7 pm on the day of the concert, subject to availability (general seating, $20 suggested).

The Chelsea Symphony presents World Map, a showcase of contemporary American music. The centerpiece of the program is Shuying Li’s World Map, a collection of five mini-concertos for cello, flute, violin, clarinet, and piano. Each piece journeys to a different region of the world: Matilda’s Dream, inspired by the Australian ballad “Waltzing Matilda”; The Dryad, drawing on European classical traditions to tell the story of a mythological forest nymph; American Variations, bringing together a range of American genres including jazz, ragtime, klezmer; The Peace House, exploring traditional music and culture of Korea; and Canton Snowstorm, depicting the surreal beauty of a wintry storm in subtropical Canton, China.

The evening opens with the world premiere of Amuse-bouche by Aaron Dai and closes with the New York premiere of Become River by John Luther Adams, bringing the theme of world exploration together through the bodies of water that connect us all.

The Chelsea Symphony
Matthew Aubin and Mark Seto, Artistic Directors and Conductors
Reuben Blundell and Nell Flanders, Conductors
Christina Adams, Violin
Joshua Anderson, Clarinet
Erika Boysen, Flute
Juliette Herlin, Cello
Mi-Eun Kim, Piano

AARON DAI - Amuse-bouche
SHUYING LI - World Map

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