Pegasus at Mana:
Orchestra Series
Eight (4x2) Seasons–From Vivaldi to Piazzolla

Saturday, February 9, 2019
7–8:30PM

RECEPTION
6:30–7PM

CONCERT
7–8:30PM

Tickets: $30–40

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

Parking at Mana is complimentary.

Learn more about
Pegasus at Mana

 

Pegasus at Mana: Orchestra Series
Eight (4x2) Seasons–From Vivaldi to Piazzolla

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Pegasus: the Orchestra  presents virtuoso violinist Eiko Kano as a soloist, performing on the "Wilhelmj" Stradivarius violin, newly awarded to her by the Nippon Music Foundation. Experience a truly unique concert with two completely different takes on the Four Seasons by 18th-century Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi (solo violin, string orchestra, and harpsichord) and 20th-century Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzola (solo violin and string orchestra), conducted by Karén Hakobyan.

Listen to Eiko Kano and Karén Hakobyan here.


PROGRAM

VIVALDI
The Four Seasons

PIAZZOLLA
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)

PERFORMERS
Eiko Kano, soloist (violin)
Karén Hakobyan, conductor


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Eiko Kano

Described as an artist with “electrifying intensity and lyrical expression” by Kyotonewspaper, Japanese violinist Eiko Kano is known for her dynamic performances. Eiko is the winner of multiple international competitions including the 4th International Competition of Tokyo and the Forval Scholarship, through which she was granted the Stradivarius Rainville for two years. Kano currently serves as an assistant concertmaster in the Albany Symphony Orchestra and plays regularly in the New York Philharmonic. She is also an artistic advisory board member and principal player in Pegasus: The Orchestra. Eiko received her BM and MM from Manhattan School of Music. Her CD, A Manhattan Story, was released in 2017.

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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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