Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan Featured in Pasadena Symphony Concert

PASADENA–Maestro Tito Muñoz joins the Pasadena Symphony for its concerts on Saturday, January 22nd along with celebrated Armenian cellist, Narek Hakhnazaryan, who will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in b minor. This romantic memorial to the composer’s long lost love is profoundly affecting and is arguably one of the most beautiful cello concertos ever written.

Born in Yerevan, Armenia into a family of musicians, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed all over the world and won a host of prestigious prizes including Fifth Prize at the 2007 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, First Prize in the 2006 Aram Khachaturian International Competition in Armenia, and First Place in the 2006 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players. His cello is a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, circa 1860 and is on loan to him from the Ravinia Festival.

Maestro Tito Muñoz, who made his professional conducting debut in 2006 at age 23, has been described by the Cincinnati Enquirer as “one of the most gifted conductor’s of his generation” with a “natural facility and convincing musicianship on the podium.” He will lead the orchestra in performances of Britten’s Soirées Musicales and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

The Pasadena Symphony Association was founded in 1928 by Conductor Reginald Bland. Over the past 82 years, the Pasadena Symphony has artistically matured into one of the top performing symphonic ensembles in Southern California, comprised of the most gifted and sought after musicians from the motion picture film industry.

The Pasadena Symphony is offering four symphony concerts for the price of three. This subscription deal will only last until January 20, 2011. Section A only $219 for four concerts. Section B only $174. Choose either the 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. performance. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to experience your esteemed orchestra as never before in the “Carnegie Hall of the West.”

To subscribe, call 626.793.7172 or visit PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org. Insights, our pre-concert talk, sponsored by Fresh Face Med Spa/HEAR MD, will be led by Guest Conductor Tito Muñoz at 1PM and 7PM in the auditorium. To purchase tickets for Romantic Dvořák, visit PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or call 626.793.7172. Ticket price range: $30-$80. Tickets for children 14 and under are just $10. Senior Rush Tickets will be sold onsite for the 2pm concert and are just $15.


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