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Pegasus: FOLK INSPIRATIONS – Chamber Series

May 21, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


Join Pegasus’s concertmaster—Eiko Kano (violin) and principal – Moran Katz (clarinet) with founder and artistic director Karén Hakobyan (piano)—for a creative program inspired by Folk Music. Listeners will be swept from the intricate Spanish folk melodies of de Falla to the raw and energetic Romanian melodies of Bartók; from the joyful Armenian folk melodies of Khachaturian to Lutoslawski’s bold and modern approach to folk music. Program will also feature works by Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Kovács and Bagdasarian. 


Special note from Pegasus:

We would like to dedicate our concert FOLK INSPIRATIONS to honor the memory of Dr. Vartan Gregorian (1934-2021). A true visionary, a great humanitarian, enlightened educator with honorary doctorates, and national honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A person who saved the New York Public Library, the president of Brown University and Carnegie Corporation. One of the co-founders of Aurora Prize, a champion of human rights and a proud Armenian who always supported the community in every way possible.


*Stream Premiere Date – Friday May 21st, 2021 8:00 PM

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*Stream Venue – YouTube



BACH Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 in E Major for solo violin

LUTOSLAWSKI Dance Preludes for clarinet and piano

RACHMANINOFF Vocalise for violin and piano

FALLA Dance Espagnole for violin and piano

KOVACS Hommage a Manuel de Falla for solo clarinet

KHATCHATURIAN Trio for violin, clarinet and piano 

BAGDASARIAN Rhapsody for violin and piano

PIAZZOLLA Tango Etudes No. 4 and No. 3 for clarinet and piano

BARTOK – Six Romanian Dances for violin and piano



EIKO KANO: Critically-acclaimed violinist, prizewinner of international competitions, assistant concertmaster of Albany Symphony.
“Electrifying intensity and lyrical expression” —Kyoto Newspaper

MORAN KATZ: Distinguished clarinetist with performances in top concert halls around the world, winner of multiple international competitions.
“A Master Clarinetist…Remember the name: Moran Katz. She is terrific…” -Sedgwick Clark, Musical America

KAREN HAKOBYAN: award-winning pianist and composer, founder and conductor of Pegasus:  e Orchestra.
“A musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas” —New York Concert Review


May 21, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT




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