Take Two, Pegasus at Mana:
Orchestra Series
Winter Concert

Saturday, January 27, 2018



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


Take Two, Pegasus at Mana:
Orchestra Series Winter Concert


Brave the cold and welcome winter 2018 with Pegasus: the Orchestra as they present a concert with unusual and exciting arrangements: two conductors, a piano-four-hands duo, and a string orchestra. On Saturday, January 27th, join us for an evening of classical music featuring the debut full orchestra performance of Pegasus: the Orchestra in the Mana Theater

Pegasus: the Orchestra brings together musicians and audiences of diverse backgrounds and heritages by sharing unique, creative programming that mixes famous orchestral pieces with lesser known or novel works—all played by world-renowned musicians and led by founder Karén Hakobyan.

Karén Hakobyan
Anatoly Zatin

Duo Petrof: Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva
Karén Hakobyan

Pegasus: the Orchestra


Edvard Grieg
“Holberg Suite Op. 40” for string orchestra

Leopold Kozeluch
Concerto for piano-four-hands and orchestra
Soloists: Duo Petrof (Anatoly Zatin & Vlada Vassilieva)
Conductor: Karén Hakobyan


Karén Hakobyan
Fantasia “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” for piano and string orchestra

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
“Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48”
Conductor: Anatoly Zatin

Composer, pianist, and conductor Anatoly Zatin is a winner of international music competitions and a frequent performer at major international music festivals. He was awarded the Mozart Medal in 2015 and the UNICEF Medal of Honour in 1990 for his activities as a pianist and conductor. He has made multiple global tours, performing at many of the world’s important concert venues in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Finland, England, France, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, China, Korea, the United States, and Mexico. He has recorded for Melodia in Russia, Azzura Music in Italy, and Aurora Records in Japan, among others. Zatin holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music and is a faculty member at the University of Colima in Mexico, where he has held positions as Head of the Music Department and Dean of Fine Arts.

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Vlada Vassilieva has performed at the principal concert venues of the Americas, Europe and Asia. She is winner of the 2010 Nadia Reisenberg award for pianists in New York City, laureate of international piano competitions in Mexico, the United States, Canada and Ukraine, and a noted soloist and chamber musician. She has been awarded a Fulbright Garcia-Robles grant, and was a performing fellow for the National Foundation for Culture and Arts in Mexico. Vassilieva holds a Master of Music from Mannes College for Music in New York City, and a Bachelor of Music from the Fine Arts Institute of the University of Colima. She is a faculty member at the Music Department of the University of Colima, and guest faculty at the National Music Conservatory in Mexico. Audiences and critics alike appreciate her mature performances and stage presence.


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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