The vision of the Chelsea Music Festival is to celebrate great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers to the international stage in the performing, culinary and visual arts. For their 10th Season, the Chelsea Music Festival returns to lower Manhatten with “200° due Clara” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schuhmann. The Consulate General was happy to once again support the festival with a kick off reception and salon at the Consul General’s residence. In his welcoming speech, Consul General David Gill introduced and thanked the festival’s directors, Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur and discussed the German roots of one of the directors as well as the fact that one performance place is the German church in Chelsea of St. Paul. CG Gill would like to thank everyone who makes the Chelsea Music festival possible and encourages you to check out their full schedule of events.