Pianist Kariné Poghosyan to Tour California

Pianist Kariné Poghosyan to Tour California

Armenian-American pianist Kariné Poghosyan kicks off her spring California tour on Thursday, April 12th at 7pm with a solo recital showcasing the music of Aram Khachaturian at the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale. Ms. Poghosyan, one of the world's foremost interpreters of Khachaturian's music, will be performing selections from her critically acclaimed debut release, Khachaturian Original Piano Works and Ballet Transcriptions on the Naxos Grand Piano label, featuring many of the composer's rarely heard and relatively neglected works for piano. The CD includes arrangements of excerpts from two of Khachaturian's most popular works - his ballet Spartacus, and Masquerade, from 1941. Also featured are his 1961 Piano Sonata as well as two works from the composer's early years - the technically demanding Toccata and Poem. Presented by Brand Associates Music Series.

Next up, the Beverly Hills National Auditions Winner will bring her Transformations program, recently premiered at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, to Encinitas Library for the Music by the Sea Concert Series on Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm; to The Interludes Series at First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance on Saturday, April 14th at 3pm; and to the Music in the Mansion's Series at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills on Sunday, April 15th at 2pm. This solo piano recital inspired by musical and personal "transformations" features transcriptions for solo piano by Beethoven, Liszt, Khachaturian and Stravinsky, opening with Liszt's virtuosic transcription of Beethoven's beloved Symphony No. 5. The program will conclude with imaginative transcriptions of ballet music, including Matthew Cameron's arrangement of the Adagio from Aram Khachaturian's Spartacus and Guido Agosti's arrangement of Stravinsky's Firebird.
Photos: Jeffrey Langford & Dale Kolarek

Tour Overview:

April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7pm

Brand Library and Art Center
1601 W Mountain St, Glendale, CA



Piano Works and Ballet Transcriptions

Adagio, from Spartacus, arr. by Matthew Cameron

Poem (1927)

Two Pieces: Valse Caprice; Tanz

Toccata (1932)

Oror, from Gayaneh, arr. by Kariné Poghosyan

Piano Sonata (1961)

April 13-15, 2018

MUSIC BY THE SEA Concert Series

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
Encinitas Library
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA
Tickets: $14



Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3pm
First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA (on the south side Carson Street just east of Maple)


Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2pm
Greystone Mansion
905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
Tickets: $20

April 13-15, 2018


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827),

transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt (1811-1886):

Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67

I Allegro con brio
II Andante con moto
III Scherzo. Allegro IV Allegro

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978),

transcribed for piano by Matthew Cameron (b.1985):

Adagio, from the ballet Spartacus

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971),

transcribed for piano by Guido Agosti (1901-1989):

Firebird Suite

I Dance Infernale
II Berceuse
III Finale

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