Chelsea Music Festival presents Completed Resonances

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Chelsea Music Festival celebrates its 15th season with nine evenings of concerts, conversation, and tastings with musicians, visual artists, chefs from June 21-29, 2024 — festival tickets are on sale now! This summer Festival, led by Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur presents “Connecting the Dots,” which traces how music and art allow us to touch what seems intangible, repair what seems broken, and reimagine our interconnectedness with one another. The Festival will focus on the restorative powers of the arts as we examine ways that music and art both calm and reinvigorate the brain and nervous system. We will also explore together various neurological challenges and changes we can encounter in ourselves and our loved ones. For more information and ticketing, visit

This evening’s concert caps our Festival residency at the Czech Center NYC with a World Premiere performance of a new song cycle by composer Jacob Beranek, co-commissioned by the Chelsea Music Festival and the National Czech-Slovak Museum & Library for the Year of Czech Music. The piece features soprano Marisa Karchin singing libretto by 17th century Czech poet Bedrich Bridel. Our 2024 Composer-in-Residence, Ania Vu, will also perform one of her own solo piano pieces. And to honor Bedřich Smetana’s 200th anniversary as well as the 100th anniversary of Gabriel Fauré’s death, Festival musicians will present two masterworks of the chamber music literature.



Jacob Beranek (b. 1998) | Co Bůh? Člověk? (What is God? Man?) (2024 World Premiere)

Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) | Piano Trio No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 15 (1855-1880) 

Ania Vu (b. 1994) | Dark Whims (2013)

Gabriel Fauré  (1845-1924) | Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor (1886-1887) 



Soprano | Marisa Karchin

Clarinet | Mark Dover

Violin | Lisa Lee, Max Tan

Cello | Christine Lamprea, Angela Lee

Piano | Melinda Lee Masur, Robert Fleitz, Andrea Lam, Ania Vu

*Program subject to change

Chelsea Music Festival is a proud partner of Steinway Pianos.




Chelsea Music Festival celebrates great music by convening world-leading musicians & artists in the performing, culinary, and visual arts for an international audience. The Festival invites artists, composers, and performers to collaborate in pursuit of new perspectives in artistic expression. Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the Festival reflects the creativity of one of New York City's most dynamic neighborhoods. Programs span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz with a special emphasis on Festival commissions by composers whose works are not in the traditional western canon. In addition, the Festival hosts an online library of recordings so music enthusiasts, artists, and students alike can explore unique interpretations of classical, jazz, and contemporary works via high-quality videos of world-class performances. Since 2010, the Festival has established itself as a critically-acclaimed, accessible and interactive gateway to chamber music in non-traditional concert spaces such as art galleries, public squares, schools, and churches. Programming includes concerts, lectures, exhibitions, family events, and free outreach performances. In 2020, the Festival inaugurated its Online Encores and Online Originals YouTube series; Online Encores presents highlights from Festival archives while Online Originals presents new performances and recordings. We are proud to give emerging voices, particularly those of women and people of color, a stage and are working to build an audience and intimate community to support a new generation of musicians, composers, and artists. The Chelsea Music Festival Artistic Directors are Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur.

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