A Composer and His Music
(Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))
Part of the 14th Annual Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival
Vache Sharafyan, guest composer, piano, composes for major arts organizations, including Silk Road Project, Amsterdam Ballet, and Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra.
Program includes three world premieres by Sharafyan - Breath of Cello; Trio for Saxophone, Cello, and Piano; Cello Concerto No. 2 - as well as Sharafyan's newly written piano pieces performed by the composer himself; "Amen, Holy Father" for Two Cellos and Voice; and "A Gem Rose." This concert features faculty artists Suren Bagratuni, cello; James Forger, saxophone, and Deborah Moriarty, piano; and guest artists Sharafyan, piano; Ruggero Allifranchini, violin; Randolph Kelly, viola; Marta Bagratuni, cello and voice; and professor emeritus Leon Gregorian, conducting the festival ensemble.
Sponsored by Greg and Pam Zbasnik.