Monday, January 31, 2011

Program for Feb 7 - we are sold out!


Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Violin Sonata, A Major, 1 and 2nd movement
Ludmila Adzhemova - violin
Yulia Barsky - piano

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
3 Preludes Op.11
Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand, Op.9
Impromptu No. 2, Op.12 in B flat minor
Pavel Petrov - piano

Philip Glass (b.1937)
Arias from "Akhnaten"
Act 2 Scene 2: Akhnaten and Nefertiti
Act 2 Scene 4: Hymn
Act 1 Scene 3: The Window of Appearance
by members of Long Beach Opera
Nandani Sinha - mezzo soprano, Heather Calvete - soprano, Oxana Senina - soprano
Andreas Mitisek - Artistic Director and piano


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Etude-Tableau, op. 33 no. 4
Ryan MacEvoy McCullough - piano

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Sonata for violin and piano E-flat
Radu Pieptea - violin, Bryan Pezzone - piano

Please stay after main program to enjoy spontaniuoty of classical music jamming / reading by Armen Ksajikian and Pepi Pilibosian.

Meet the artists:

Andreas Mitisek, Artistic and General Director of Long Beach Opera (LBO), conductor and concert artist, earned critical and popular acclaim for building the foremost contemporary opera companies.

Nandani Sinha, mezzo soprano, member of Long Beach Opera, has performed in Los Angeles, London, Germany, Austria, France and New York.

Soprano Heather Calvete, member of LBO, who earned critical acclaim as a singer with "sensitivity, considerable power and a most attractive sheen", has performed opera and concert works in the US and Europe. 

Oxana Senina, coloratura soprano who captivated audience with her recent CU performances, returns to CU as a member of Long Beach Opera. 

Radu Pieptea, a Julliard graduate and Fulbright Scholar, currently records in the studios for movies, television, and records and performs regularly with the LA Philharmonic,  LA Opera and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Bryan Pezzone, has excelled in classical, contemporary, jazz, and experimental genres. His recent endeavor, Freedom Series, is a growing and thriving series of concerts that features his own music, improvisations, selected standard repertoire and spoken musings and feelings about life.

Pavel Petrov, CU regular, hailed for his "masterful performances, depth of tone, exquisite taste and artistic originality" is an extraordinary gifted musician, organist, chamber performer, and pedagogue.
Ludmila Adzhemova had taught at the Special Music School of the St. Petersburg Conservatory for 28 years.  Among her students are concertmasters of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kirov Orchestra, and orchestra members of the Barcelona, Valencia, Rotterdam and Copenhagen Symphonies.
Pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, making his mark as an artist of great versatility and musical fervor, has studied with John Perry at the Colburn Conservatory and Thornton School of Music, and has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout U.S.

Yuliya Barsky, a frequent CU performer who elects to collaborate with chamber musicians in groups of two to six when not teaching piano in her studio.