Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Season's Opening - This coming Monday, September 12 @ 8 p.m.

Dear friends,

Welcome back to CU for the opening of our 5th season with a program celebrating the 200th birthday year of Franz Liszt, along with music of fellow pianist-composers Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Scriabin and Franck... plus lots of cello, and a Klezmer finale to get us in the mood for the upcoming holidays! 

Joining us will be Eduardo Delgado (piano), Pavel Petrov (piano), Harout Senekeremian (piano), Armen Ksajikian (cello), Indira Rachmatulla (cello), Pepron Pilibossian (piano), Leo Chelyapov (clarinet) and Jordan Charnofsky (guitar).   

              Eduardo Delgado       Pavel Petrov

As always - bring your spirits, food and drink for you and your friends to enjoy.  Please RSVP via Paypal (the button is below).  If you have problems with PayPal - don't wait - email us right away! 

Classical Underground Showcase:

An illustrious group of some of the top realist figure painters in the nation today gathered once again in the Classical Underground stronghold of Alexey's "Grand Atelier" to welcome the towering figure of the movement - legendary painter Richard Schmid. To say that we had fun would be an unforgivable understatement, as two full days of continuous celebration of our beloved art form armed with paints and brushes, food and booze, ideas and conversation were what the spirit of ART is all about. 

On the second day in a smaller group we got to paint a wonderful musician -- one of Classical Underground favorites, soprano Oxana Senina -- with her staggering beauty perfectly reflecting the beauty of her singing, as anyone who visited CU's summer excursion to Levitt Pavilion would attest.  

Music and Painting in their inseparable unity make ART rule in our turbulent world - this is what I call NOVOREALISM.

In ART we trust!     

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Monday, September 5, 2011

About the performers for Sept 12

Eduardo Delgado, CU favorite, renowned performer of romantic and Argentinian piano repertoire, Prof. at CSUF.  Just came back from performing internationally.

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.

Harout Senekeremian, pianist, is an eager participant in the performance of new music. He continues to concertize in both solo and chamber concerts in Southern California as well as maintaining an active piano studio.

Pepi Pilibossian, an incredible collaborative pianist, our CU regular, along with classical core repertoire performing rare authentic music. 

Armen Ksajikian, has performed as principal or soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber, Opus Chamber and Hollywood Bowl orchestras, among others.

Indira Rahmatulla, a graduate of Colburn Conservatory, has achieved success in international competitions, including the Aram Khachaturian Cello Competition, and the Torrance Symphony's Young Artist Competition. Her concert engagements include solo and chamber music performances throughout Turkey, Europe, and US. Indira is Principal Cellist of the American Youth Symphony.

 Leo Chelyapov, clarinetist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, is a graduate of the Moscow College of Musical Arts. As an avid Klezmer musician, Leo was commissioned to arrange "Klezmer Dances" for the LA Guitar Quartet, and recorded it for Sony Classical. Leo's commercial work includes soundtrack for "Private Parts," with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, performances on MTV, Late Night with David Letterman, and Madison Square Garden.

Jordan Charnofsky holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from USC Thornton School of Music in classical guitar performance. He has served regularly as principal guitarist for the L.A. Opera Orchestra, and has accompanied opera superstars Juan Diego Florez Bryn Terfel, and Luciano Pavarotti.