MARCH 9, 2024 I 8 - 9:45PM

 Smith College Department of Music, the Department of Alumnae Relations and Development, and the Smith College Club of New York City invite you to join faculty and Smith Students for Elim Chan's debut performance conducting the New York Philharmonic.


  elim-change-without-thin-lines Simon Pauly 
  •  Jerod 'Impichchaachaaha' Tate: Pisachi (World Premiere of orchestral version–New York Philharmonic Commission)
  • Martinů: Cello Concerto No. 1
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

 Meet Jonathan Hirsh, Director of Orchestral & Choral Activities, Smith College Music Department, students and alums at intermission! 

 Meet the Artist: Elim will meet Smithies in the green room after the concert.


                       Ⓒ Simon Pauly   

Since graduating from Smith in 2009, Elim has become one of the most sought- after artists of her generation, performing an unusually wide-ranging repertory of symphonic works extending from the Classical period to the present day. 


In 2014 she was the first female winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition. Scoring another 'first, Elim is the first female and youngest principal conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra."


The Sunday Times describes her as a "rare example of a young conductor at once brilliant and not in the least showing off." In January 2022, the Boston Classical Review spoke of a "marvel of control and understanding" following Elim Chan's debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra: "...Chan was the night's revelation. As a conductor, she's the embodiment of the principle that less is more. Like Fritz Reiner or Bernard Haitink, she's not overly demonstrative on the podium. But her beat is clear, gestures economical, and cues precise. Also, she has an exceptionally sensitive ear."  




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When: Saturday, March 9, 2024 I 8:00 PM - 9:45PM

Location: Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Attendance: Limited to 30 (SCC NYC members-only)

Cost:  $86 per ticket (Limited to 2 tickets per member)


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