Alessio Bax
Alessio Bax, piano

“Among the most remarkable pianists now before the public.” — Gramophone

Lucile Chung
Lucile Chung, piano

“…a blazing, gutsy performance.” — The Washington Post

Sheryl Staples
Sheryl Staples, violin

Principal Associate Concertmaster
New York Philharmonic

Qian-Qian Li
Qian-Qian Li, violin

Principal Second Violin
New York Philharmonic

Cynthia Phelps
Cynthia Phelps, viola

Principal Viola
New York Philharmonic

Eileen Moon Myers
Eileen Moon Myers, cello

Associate Principal Cello
New York Philharmonic

Timothy Cobb
Timothy Cobb, bass

Principal Bass
New York Philharmonic

Yoobin Son
Yoobin Son, flute

New York Philharmonic

Pascual Martinez-Forteza
Pascual Martinez-Forteza, clarinet

New York Philharmonic

Barry Centanni
Barry Centanni, percussion


Bring the whole family to hear Saint-Saën’s beloved classic! This all-star ensemble will also perform zoological favorites by Vivaldi, Musorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Mozart.

Antonio Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D, RV428, (The Goldfinch) Program Notes
Modest Musorgsky Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks Program Notes
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee, arr. Rachmaninoff Program Notes
Louis-Claude Daquin Le Coucou Program Notes
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky The White Swan (Pas D’action from Swan Lake) Program Notes
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Trio in E flat, K. 498 (“Kegelstatt”) Program Notes
Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals Program Notes

Watch Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung perform “Tarantelle” from Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for two pianos: