Dilijan Chamber Music Series’ Holiday Concert to Feature Children, Humor

LOS ANGELES–A new work for violin and piano by 11-year-old Orange County resident Vartan Simonyan will be performed by the Glendale-based Lark Conservatory students at the Dilijan Chamber Music Series’ Holiday Concert on December 17, 2006 at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The program will also feature Roland Kato’s arrangement of Prokofiev’s Music for Children, a storytelling act from bass virtuoso Richard Hartshorne ("Dobbs"), and Schubert’s "Trout" Quintet. Performers include pianist Norman Krieger, violist Paul Coletti, cellist Timothy Landauer, bassoonist Rose Corrigan, and violinist Movses Pogossian, Artistic Director of the series. Highlights of the 2006/07 season include three world premieres commissioned by the Dilijan Series, and appearances by distinguished musicians such as Ani Kavafian, Allan Vogel, Ida Levin, Michele Zukovsky and Antonio Lysy, among others. In January, Gaudeamus International Competition winner and Grammy nominee, soprano Tony Arnold, presents Gyorgy Kurtag’s monumental Kafka Fragmen’s (1985) for voice and violin, with Movses Pogossian on the violin. The March program welcomes the Apple Hill Chamber Players, known throughout the globe for their high quality music-making, as well as their heralded "Playing for Peace" initiative. The final concert of the season, in commemoration of the 92nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, features world-renowned violist Kim Kashkashian in a program of music by Tigran Mansurian. Founded by members of the Glendale, California-based Lark Musical Society, the Dilijan Chamber Series is dedicated to showcasing masterpieces of Western classical music, as well as promoting Armenian chamber music. Tickets are available by calling (818) 572-5438, or at the door. Inquiries can be addressed to press.dilijan@larkmusicalsociety.com, or movses.dilijan@larkmusicalsociety.com.


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