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Pegasus: The Orchestra Debut Concert

Pegasus: The Orchestra Debut Concert

Pegasus: The Orchestra - Debut Concert

Pegasus: The Orchestra is proud to partner with Armenia Fund USA in presenting its Debut Concert, which combines an exhilarating one-hour music experience with unique artwork placed throughout the venue followed by a champagne reception. The featured artwork includes Michael Aram’s Pegasus Sculpture and various paintings by Hakob Hakobyan. The proceeds of the concert will benefit the Artsakh Housing Project, an initiative that builds new homes for large families living in difficult social conditions in Artsakh.

The concert features the principal string players of Pegasus: The Orchestra along with founder and conductor Karén Hakobyan at the piano with a unique program that takes the listener from the traditional to the innovative, displaying their dexterity and enthusiasm. The program begins with the world premiere of Hakobyan’s spiritually uplifting, complex piano sextet Cras Es Noster (Tomorrow, Be Ours) followed by two special arrangements of five songs by Komitas Vardapet and the Scherzo of Debussy’s String Quartet Op. 10. The climax of the evening comes in the form of Mendelssohn’s thrilling Piano Sextet in D-major, Op. 110.

From Mendelssohn’s 1824 piece to Hakobyan’s written this year, the music of the ages fits together with the contemporary artwork creating an enhanced concert experience and memorable social gathering.

Tickets include concert admission followed by a champagne reception.

Performers

Eiko Kano, violin

Stani Dimitrova, violin

Angela Pickett, viola

Eddie Pogossian, cello

Pawel Knapik, d. bass

Karén Hakobyan, piano and artstic director

Program

HAKOBYAN Cras Es Noster (Tomorrow, Be Ours) Op. 18 for Piano Sextet (World Premiere)

KOMITAS/ASLAMAZIAN Five Armenian Pieces for String Quintet (arranged by K. Hakobyan):

"Hoy Nazan Im" (Oh, Nazan)

"Yergink Ambel e" (It’s Clouding Over)

"Al Ayloughs" (The Red Shawl)

"Kele, kele" (Stalk Along)

"Vagharshapat Bar" (Vagharshapat Dance)

DEBUSSY Scherzo from String Quartet Op. 10 (arranged by P. Knapik)

MENDELSSOHN Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110

Event Sponsor: Armenia Fund, USA