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The Chelsea Symphony’s Annual Holiday Concert on December 6th Features Mario Cantone Narrating Aaron Dai’s The Night Before Christmas

November 20, 2019 | By Elizabeth Holub
The Chelsea Symphony

The Chelsea Symphony’s Annual Holiday Concert on December 6th Features Mario Cantone Narrating Aaron Dai’s The Night Before Christmas

Fernande Breilh-Decruck’s Les clochers de Vienne: Suite de Valses has its NYC Premiere

Concertos include Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso

The Concert is Followed by a Reception and Silent Auction to Benefit the Orchestra


For Immediate Release - (New York, NY)  — The Chelsea Symphony’s Holiday Concert at 8pm on December 6th, 2019, features the orchestra’s annual performance of Aaron Dai’s The Night Before Christmas, narrated by actor and comedian Mario Cantone, best known for his role as Anthony on Sex and the City.

Also on the concert is the NYC premiere of Fernande Breilh-Decruck’s Les clochers de Vienne: Suite de Valses, a work first published in 1935 and is unique in its pioneering inclusion of the vibraphone, an instrument that only became widely available in the previous decade. The orchestra will also perform Arturo Márquez’s Danzón No. 2. Written in 1994, Danzón No. 2 is one of the most widely-known works from the Mexican contemporary classical canon, and was featured in the Amazon original series Mozart in the Jungle.

Concertos for this concert are Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Molly Fletcher, and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso with violinist Dawn Wang. In a Chelsea Symphony tradition, the winner of the previous year’s holiday concert silent auction will conduct Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. TCS is thrilled this year to welcome award-winning actor, director, and choreographer Devanand Janki to the podium for this festive event.

Following the concert, the orchestra will host a reception and silent auction to benefit the orchestra. 



Listing Information

Friday, December 6 at 8pm
The Chelsea Symphony

Conducted by Matthew Aubin and Mark Seto
St. Paul's Church (315 West 22nd Street)
$25 reserved premium general seating on sale at Eventbrite
$20 suggested donation seating available at the door

Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Molly Fletcher, violin
Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Dawn Wang, violin
Fernande Breilh-Decruck: Les clochers de Vienne: Suite de Valses (NYC Premiere)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride, conducted by special guest Devanand Janki
Aaron Dai: The Night Before Christmas, narrated by special guest Mario Cantone



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