Main Menu





 gts news

Calendars >

June 6 - 14: Chelsea Music Festival

Date: Fri. 6 Jun, 2014 7:00 pm
Duration: 8 Days

The Chelsea Music Festival 2014 Summer Festival 

with a German–Brazilian Theme

“… gem of a series” - The New York Times

“Music, art and good food are an integral part to this inventive new festival” - The New Yorker

“… impressive addition to New York's cultural ecosystem” - Time Out New York


This June, the Chelsea Music Festival will celebrate Germany and Brazil in its 5th annual season of presenting unique experiences of the performing, visual, and culinary arts. The 2014 Festival’s German-Brazilian theme is inspired by composer anniversaries including Richard Strauss (150), Heitor Villa-Lobos (55), and C.P.E. Bach (300). From June 6-14, 2014 over 100 artists from around the world will collaborate in dozens of performances throughout New York’s Chelsea neighborhood.

As in seasons past, the Festival has named a noteworthy roster of Artists-in-Residence to lead and inspire a range of collaborative programs:

New Festival artists include Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation violist Hwayoon Lee, the Stuttgart Collegium luvenum boys choir, the Sirius Quartet, guitarist Fabio Gouvea, and the Brazilian band Choro Dragão. Works include world and New York premieres by composers such asAugusta Read Thomas, Alexandre Lunsqui, Felipe Lara, Philip Lasser, and Gregor Huebner.

Among the many artists returning to celebrate the Festival’s 5th season are Culinary Artists-in-Residence chef Lance Nitahara (2012) and chef Sonar Saikia (2013), cellist Joshua Roman (2010), pianist Helen Huang (2010-11), and Jazz pianists Adam Birnbaum (2012) and Helen Sung (2011). World-leading pioneer of scent sculpture, Festival Parfumeur Christophe Laudamiel (2012-13) will create a special 2014 Festival scent.

The panoply of Festival events will include evening and daytime concerts, free outdoor performances and street events, family events, Festival talks and panels, outreach events, and gallery viewings. This year’s programming will span Classical, Jazz, Brazilian folk and Jazz fusion, Baroque, and contemporary classical, to which the Festival culinary and visual artists will respond to create dynamic, collaborative, and multi-sensory experiences for artists and audiences alike.



• Tickets can be purchased at starting May 1, 2014
• For group sales, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
• Students/seniors receive a $10 discount per ticket. Must show student/senior ID at door 

• FREE CMF@Noon outdoor concerts; see the CMF website, Twitter, or Facebook for details



• Sign up for our email newsletter
• On Twitter @cmf_nyc
 On Instagram @cmf_nyc
• On Facebook at



Hailed by The New York Times as a “gem of a series,” the Chelsea Music Festival exists to celebrate great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage. Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the Festival seeks to reflect the creativity gathered in one of New York City's most dynamic neighborhoods by presenting site-specific programs that span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz. With an emphasis on Festival-commissioned works, community outreach and education, the Festival also exists to create a gateway to music through the exploration and interplay of art forms - specifically the musical, visual and culinary - alongside an intimate and thrilling Festival experience shared by artists and concertgoers alike.

The Chelsea Music Festival Artistic Directors are conductor Ken-David Masur and pianist Melinda LeeMasur.

Search Calendar

Upcoming Events from the GTS Master Calendar

To view the full GTS Master Calendar, please go to Master Calendar














To view all GTS Eventbrite Events, please go to All GTS Eventbrite Events

440 West 21st Street, New York City, NY 10011   |   tel (212) 243-5150  fax (212) 727-3907

The General Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church is a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. security badge