Raphael Minaskanian Returns to UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall

LOS ANGELES–Raphael Minaskanian will appear in a piano recital benefiting the Committee for Armenian students in Public Schools (CASPS)–on Sunday–March 26–at 3:00 PM at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall.

This year marks the commemoration of Mozart’s 250th birthday (1756-1791)–and the 150th anniversary of Schumann’s death (1810-1856). To celebrate the contributions of these great composers–Minaskanian’s international appearances throughout 2006 will include works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann. He has already participated in several commemorative festivals and solo recitals and will continue to perform in Europe–the United States–Canada–and Asia.

In 2005–Minaskanian delighted music lovers with several sold-out performances throughout the world. His recital at Schoenberg Hall was a memorable event with multiple standing ovations and encores–fueling the community’s requests for his return to Southern California.

Raphael Minaskanian is a recognized pianist and a well respected professor of music whose piano master classes are in very high demand. In addition to his busy teaching schedule–he makes numerous solo–chamber–and orchestral appearances throughout the year. He is also involved with community work and often dedicates his time and talent to raising funds for humanitarian and educational causes.

The concert on March 26 is organized by CASPS–a non-profit community organization whose mission is to enhance educational achievement–and to provide support services to students and families in local public schools. Since 1994–CASPS has served over 3,000 students and their families by providing Case Management–Academic Counseling–Clinical Group Counseling–and Effective Parenting workshops. To recognize superior academic success–CASPS holds an annual event honoring all Armenian students graduating with a GPA of 3.5 or better from the Glendale Unified School District. CASPS also awards several scholarships

Tickets can be purchased from:
CASPS: (818)222-7170 or casps@earthlink.net
UCLA: (310)825-2101 or www.uclalive.org
Ticketmaster: (213)365-3500 or www.ticketmaster.com

Ticket prices:
Supporters $100.00; Friends $50.00/ $40.00/ $30.00; Students $15.00 (with ID)

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