Pegasus at Mana
Orchestra Series:
Americana

Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:30–8:30PM

RECEPTION
7–7:30PM

CONCERT
7:30–8:30PM

Mana Theater, 1st Floor
Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Parking at Mana is complimentary.

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Pegasus at Mana Orchestra Series: Americana

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Pegasus: the Orchestra brings together seventeen of its members to present three American masterpieces. Through history and geography, Americana reflects on the American landscape in its triumph and turbulence, with a presentation of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Karén Hakobyan (who will perform and conduct from the piano) will also share his new arrangement of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue—a bold and exuberant jewel of classical jazz. A nod to America’s past, Pegasus: the Orchestra reminds audiences of the American music melting pot.

Pegasus: the Orchestra is currently raising funds to take Americana on tour. Find more information and support this initiative here.


PROGRAM

COPLAND
Appalachian Spring Suite (original version for 13 instruments)

BARBER
Adagio for Strings

GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue (arranged by Hakobyan for 18 instruments)


Pegasus: The Orchestra
Karén Hakobyan, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

Violin I
Eiko Kano, principal
Sam Katz

Violin II
Harriet Langley, principal
Robin Zeh

Viola
William Hakim, principal
Yumi Oshima

Cello
Ari Evan, principal
Sam Bae

Contrabass
Pawel Knapik, principal

Flute
Beomjae Kim, principal

Oboe
Arthur Sato, principal

Clarinet
Narek Arutyunian, principal

Bassoon
David Adam Nagy, principal

French Horn
Cort Roberts, principal

Trumpet
Maximilian Morel, principal

Trombone
Mark Broschinsky, principal


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KARÉN HAKOBYAN, 
conductor and pianist

Described as “a musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas” by New York Concert Review, and “an immensely talented and dynamic performer” by Deseret Morning News, Armenian-American pianist and composer Karén Hakobyan has emerged as a versatile force on the international musical scene. Since his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of seventeen, he has performed in major concert halls in Armenia, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan, and the United States. He is a top prizewinner of multiple international piano and composition competitions and holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and the University of Utah. Hakobyan has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras across several continents. His performances have been broadcasted on WQXR (New York’s classical radio atation), WMFT (Chicago’s classical radio station), Argentine National Radio, Monterrey’s (Mexico) Op. 102 radio station, and Armenian National Radio. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Pegasus: the Orchestra, based in New York.


Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York.

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