Five principal members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra will play selections from Schubert and Mozart at the College of Staten Island’s Center for the Arts (CFA) Williamson Theatre on Tuesday, November 1.

The program, which is free of charge, will begin at 6:00pm with a pre-concert reception. CSI Music Professor William Bauer will follow at 6:30pm with a lecture entitled “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, or, How Baseball Players and Chamber Musicians Turn Hard Pitches into Classic Hits and Winning Scores.” Bauer’s lecture will be informative, yet upbeat and humorous.

The musical portion of the event will begin at 7:30pm, and will feature Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285, and Schubert’s String Quintet in C, D. 956. The participating members of the Philharmonic include Sheryl Staples, Principal Associate Concertmaster; Cynthia Phelps, Principal Viola; Irene Breslaw, Assistant Principal Viola; Carter Brey, Principal Cello; and Robert Langevin, Principal Flute; as well as Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster, and Eileen Moon, Cello.

Attendees will be able to speak with the performers at a post-concert reception.

This program was made possible by a generous grant from the Shugrue Cultural Development Fund.