Pegasus at Mana:
Piano Series Season Finale–Art of the Etude

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7–9PM

RECEPTION
6:30–7PM

CONCERT
7:30–9PM

Tickets: $25

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

Parking at Mana is complimentary.

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Pegasus at Mana: Piano Series Season Finale–
Art of the Etude

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Award-winning pianist-composer Karén Hakobyan will combine an exhilarating musical performance with thought-provoking remarks. An exciting combination of traditional and modern virtuoso piano works by renowned pianist-composers, Art of the Etude features music by Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin/Wild, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff, and premiers of works by Manookian, Drozdoff, and Hakobyan himself.


PROGRAM

FReDeRIC CHOPIN (1810–1849)
Etudes Op. 25 No. 1, Op. 10 No. 3, Op. 10 No. 4

KARÉN HAKOBYAN (1985– )
Two Concert Etudes “Basso Ostinato” Op. 14 (NJ premiere)

EARL WILD/GERSHWIN (1915–2010)
Virtuoso Etudes No. 4 "Embraceable You" and No. 1 Fascinating Rhythm”

FRANZ LISZT (1811–1886)
Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor

Intermission

JEFF MANOOKIAN (1960–)
Concert Etude No. 1 Vivacissimo (NJ premiere)

ARAM KHATCHATURIAN (1903–1978)
Toccata

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873–1943)
Etudes-Tableaux Op. 33 No 5, 4, 7, and 8

VLADIMIR DROZDOFF (1882–1960)
Etude Tableau (2:30) (NJ premiere)

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872–1915)
Etudes in F Sharp Minor Op. 8 No. 2 and in D Sharp Minor Op. 8 No. 12


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Karén Hakobyan

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, composer, and conductor Karén Hakobyan is a versatile force on the international music 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 US. 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 orchestras across several continents. His performances have been broadcasted on WQXR (New York’s classical radio station), WMFT (Chicago’s classical station), Argentine National Radio, Monterrey’s (Mexico) Op. 102 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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