GLENDALE — Dilijan Chamber Music Series celebrates the 75th birthday anniversary of the beloved composer Tigran Mansurian with a special concert on January 12 at Zipper Hall. The concert features six chamber works by Armenia’s foremost living composer known around the world through the breathtakingly beautiful catalog of recordings on the ECM New Series label.

With Tigran Mansurian in attendance, works of varying styles and spanning almost 40 years will be presented, from uncompromisingly modernistic Violin Sonata No.2 (1965) and the wild “Allegro Barbaro” (1964) to the US Premiere of the haunting Parable (2012) for solo clarinet, and the transparent Lotos (2013) for solo viola, written for the most recent Munich International Viola Competition as the mandatory piece. Also, Romances by R. Melikyan, and Sept Sequences by B. Gelalian will be performed. Distinguished participating artists are soprano Shoushik Barsoumian, pianist Mark Robson, clarinetist Phil O’Connor, flutist Salpy Kerkonian, Artistic Director violinist Movses Pogossian, violist Robert Brophy, cellist Antonio Lysy, and the Dilijan Chamber Ensemble conducted by Vatsche Barsoumian.

The new season of the Dilijan Series is dedicated to the 75th birthday anniversary of Tigran Mansurian. Continuing its mission of bringing new works to life, the Dilijan Series presents three world premieres from Paul Chihara, Artashes Kartalyan, and Vartan Adjemian, bringing the total of its commissions to 26. Among the distinguished instrumentalists appearing this season are clarinetist Michele Zukovsky, guitarist David Starobin, violinist Guillaume Sutre, violists Carrie Dennis and Richard O’Neill, cellists Clive Greensmith, Ronald Leonard, Robert deMaine, pianists Svetlana Navassardian and Inna Faliks, and many other artists of international acclaim.

Dilijan Chamber Music Series, 2013-14 Season, Concert 4
T. Mansurian – Violin Sonata No.2 (1965)
T. Mansurian – Madrigal No.1 Gift of Rose
T. Mansurian – Parable for solo clarinet (2011) – US Premiere
T. Mansurian – Allegro Barbaro for cello and piano (1964)
T. Mansurian – Lotos, for solo viola (2012)
B. Gelalian – Sept Sequences (1966-67)
R. Melikyan – Selected Romances for soprano and piano
T. Mansurian – Tovem for Fifteen Instruments (1979)

When: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 3:00 PM
Where: Zipper Concert Hall, 200 S. Grand Ave.
Inquiries: (818) 500-9997
Tickets: $35, $20, and $15 for students

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