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Dilijan Chamber Music Series
2017-2018, Season 13



Concert 1

SUNDAY, September 24, 2017, 3 PM

ROOTS

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) – Five Mélodies, Op. 35b (1920)
1. Andante
2. Lento, ma non troppo
3. Animato, ma non allegro
4. Andantino, un poco scherzando
5. Andante non troppo

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978) – Trio for clarinet, violin, and piano in G (1932)
1. Andante con dolore, con molto espressione
2. Allegro
3. Moderato

S. Prokofiev – Overture on Hebrew Themes for clarinet, string quartet and piano, Op. 34 (1919)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – String Quintet No. 5 in D Major, KV 593 (1790)
1. Larghetto
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto
4. Allegro

Michele Zukovsky, Movses Pogossian, Varty Manouelian, Carrie Dennis, Morgan O'Shaughnessey
Armen Ksajikian, Kevin Fitz-Gerald



Concert 2

FRIDAY, October 20, 2017, 8 PM

HOMAGE

(Dedicated to the great violin pedagogue Villi Mokatzyan's memory)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 (1800)
1. Presto
2. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
3. Allegro molto

Edvard Bagdasaryan (1922-1987) – Rhapsody in B minor (1958)

Tigran Mansurian (b. 1939) – Sonata for viola and piano (2015)
1. Tranquillo ma con moto
2. Andante, leggiero

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) – Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84, for string quartet and piano (1918)
1. Moderato
2. Adagio
3. Andante/Allegro

Movses Pogossian, Anna Landauer, Kim Kashkashian, Michael Kaufman, Tatevik Mokatsian


Concert 3

SUNDAY, December 17, 2017, 3 PM

INSPIRATIONS

Alexander Arutunian (1920-2012) – Suite for clarinet, violin and piano (1994)
1. Introduction
2. Scherzo
3. Finale

Komitas – Dances for Piano (1916)
1. Yerangi
2. Unabi
3. Marali

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965 (1828)

Antonin Dvorak – Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"
1. Lento Maestoso (Allegro quasi doppio movimento)
2. Poco Adagio (Vivace non troppo/Vivace)
3. Andante (Vivace non troppo/Allegretto)
4. Andante Moderato (Allegretto scherzando/Quasi Tempo di Marcia)
5. Allegro
6. Lento Maestoso

Shoushik Barsoumian, Boris Allakhverdyan, Movses Pogossian, Robert DeMaine, Steven Vanhauwaert


Concert 4

SUNDAY, January 28, 2018, 3 PM

CONFESSIONS

Vahram Sargsyan (b. 1981) – Three Choral Works
– Kyrie - World Premiere* (2017)
– Luys Zvart – Joyful Light (2006)
– Khorhurd Metz – Great Mystery, on text by Moses of Khoren (2002)

Artashes Kartalyan (b. 1961) – Choral Cycle on poems by Misaq Metzarents, World Premiere (2017)*
– Kirakmutq – Sunday Eve
– Sirerg – Love Song
– Terevnerə Kəseyin…
– The Leaves Were Saying…

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) – Songs and Dances of Death (1875-77)
1. Lullaby
2. Serenade
3. Trepak
4. The Field Marshal

György Ligeti (1923-2006) – Mysteries of the Macabre (from the opera "La Ballade du Grand Macabre" – arr. by Elgar Howarth. (1991)

Vladimir Chernov, Neal Stulberg, Shoushik Barsoumian, Vahram Sargsyan, Lark Chamber Choir, Dilijan Chamber Ensemble, Vatsche Barsoumian


Concert 5

SUNDAY, March 18, 2018, 3 PM

FRIENDSHIPS

Antonin Dvorak – Drobnosti (Miniatures), Op. 75a (1887)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – String Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2 (1772)
1. Moderato
2. Capriccio Adagio – Cantabile
3. Menuetto: Allegretto
4. Fuga a 4 soggetti: Allegro

Artur Avanesov (b. 1980) – " Quasi Harena Maris" (2016)*

Ashot Kartalyan (b. 1986) – Quintet for Violins (2007. 2017)*

Mike Kelley (b. 1974) – String Octet, World Premiere (2018)*

Apple Hill String Quartet, VEM String Quartet, Movses Pogossian, Jocelyn Ho, Garrett Schoonover


Concert 6

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018, 3 PM

TWIN PEAKS

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) – Concerto for Choir (1984)
1. O pavelitel' suscheva fsevo (O Master of all living)
2. Sabran' je pesen sikh, gde kazhdyj stikh (I, an expert in human passions)
3. Fsem tem, kto vniknet fsushchnast (God grant deliverance from sin)
4. Sej trud, schto nachinal ja supavan' jem (Complete this work)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1826)
1. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo
2. Allegro molto vivace
3. Allegro moderato
4. Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile

Movses Pogossian, Varty Manouelian, Che-Yen Chen, Peter Stumpf, Geghard Choir, Vatsche Barsoumian


* Dilijan Commission
Lark Musical Society
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