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Connecting the Dots— 15th Season Opening Night at Genesis House (Site)

Friday June 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join for the 15th Anniversary Opening Night! Enjoy music that spans the centuries – with works by John Williams, Ania Vu, Clara Schumann, and Francis Poulenc alongside a US Premiere by composer Tebogo Monnakgotla and World Premieres by composers Augusta Read Thomas and Nicky Sohn.

Featuring Aizuri Quartet, WindSync, and pianists Ania Vu & Andrea Lam, this concert will take place at Genesis House, our 2024 Opening Weekend Sponsor. Chelsea Music Festival’s Co-Artistic Directors, conductor Ken-David Masur and pianist Melinda Lee Masur will also be performing as a part of this celebratory evening.

You won’t want to miss this incredible LED-wrapped event space, which will showcase visuals created by Eric Bowers (Eye Fisher Studios) and Jonathan Rattner.

Reception to follow at Genesis House’s on-site restaurant, Onjium with its distinctly curated Korean cuisine.


Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964) | Bebop Riddle #5 (2024, World Premiere)

Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964) | Dancing Stars (2021)

Tebogo Monnakgotla (b. 1972) | Wooden Bodies (2018, US Premiere)

Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964) | Clara’s Ascent (2019)

Clara Schumann (1819-1896) | Die stille Lotosblume from Sechs Lieder, Op. 13 No. 6 (1844), arr. for string quartet (2024) by Miho Saegusa (b. 1981)

Nicky Sohn (b. 1992) | A Night at Birdland (2024, World Premiere)

John Williams (b. 1932) | The Fabelmans (2022)

Ania Vu (b.1994) | Against Time (2018)

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) | Sextuor (1931-1932)



Aizuri Quartet

Violin | Miho Saegusa, Emma Frucht

Viola | Brian Hong

Cello | Caleb van der Swaagh



Clarinet | Graeme Steele Johnson

Flute | Garrett Hudson

Oboe | Noah Kay

Bassoon | Kara LaMoure

Horn | Anni Hochhalter


Violin | Max Tan

Cello | Angela Lee

Clarinet | Yasmina Spiegelberg

Oboe | Amanda Hardy

Piano | Melinda Lee Masur, Ania Vu, Andrea Lam

Conductor | Ken-David Masur


*Program subject to change

Chelsea Music Festival is a proud partner of Steinway Pianos.

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