SALON SERIES RETURNS TO THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM WITH TWO PROGRAMS
LIVE STREAMED FROM THE LICHTENSTEIN THEATER
FEATURING AWARD-WINNING PIANISTS
FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 4 & 11, 5pm
Guests can experience thrilling live performances
by Konstantin Soukhovetski and Karén Hakobyan
from the comfort of their homes
L-R: Konstantin Soukhovetski; Karén Hakobyan. Photos: Courtesy of the artists
Salon Series, the Parrish Art Museum’s concert program featuring multi-award winning, world-class artists, is returning for its eighth year with live-stream performances from the Lichtenstein Theater, featuring Konstantin Soukhovetski and Karén Hakobyan on Friday, December 4 and 11, respectively. Individual Tickets for the live stream concerts are: $20 | $15 Members. Tickets for both concerts can be purchased at a reduced rate of $35| $25 Members, at parrishart.org.
“At a time when audiences are longing for live experiences, and opportunities for musicians to perform have diminished, the Parrish is committed to providing a stage for our Salon artists, as well as an exciting concert experience for classical music lovers,” said Jennifer Duque, Head of Museum Experiences. “Ticket sales for the live streamed concerts support these brilliant performers in doing what they do best: sharing their talents and inspiring audiences with the highest level music making.”
Co-programmed with Louis Meisel, Salon Series opens December 4 at 5pm with Soukhovetski, who will premiere his original arrangement of the Trio from the opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. (1864–1949). The program also includes Franz Schubert’s (1797–1828) Sonata in B-flat D. 960, and three evocative works, Anticipation, Summer Rain and Remembrance, by the award-winning, Russian-born composer Polina Nazaykinskaya (b. 1987).
On December 11 at 5pm, Hakobyan will present a diverse program of works from the Romantic period and modern composers. It begins with Frédéric Chopin’s (1810–1849) Nocturne in Db Major, Op. 27 No. 2; Waltz in C# minor, Op. 64 No. 2; and Waltz E minor Op. Posth. That will be followed by works of two Armenian composers: Komitas Vardapet’s (1869–1935) “Garun a” (It’s Spring); and A. Babadjanian’s (1921-1983) Poem. In second half of the recital, Hakobyan will play dramatic works by two Russian composers, beginning with Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943): two of the six Moments Musicaux, Op.16 (No. 3 in B minor and No. 4 in E minor); Vocalise Op. 34, No. 14 (arr. Earl Wild); Prelude No. 12, Op. 32 in G# minor; and Études-Tableaux (Nos. 5, 7, and 8). The program ends with two Études by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Opus 8 (Nos. 2 and 12).
Born in Moscow to a family of artists, Soukhovetski studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School before coming to New York to attend The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance. During that time, he won the Arthur Rubenstein Prize, the Gina Bachauer Prize, and the William Petschek Debut Recital Award. Highlights of his career include appearances with Johannesburg Philharmonic and Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa; and with the symphony orchestras of Asheville, Auburn, Austin, Miami, Richmond, Westmoreland, and Virginia. Solo performances have taken him to London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Weill Recital and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall, Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland.
Described as “a musician of abundant gifts and bountiful ideas” by New York Concert Review, Armenian American pianist, composer, and conductor Karén Hakobyan is a versatile force on the international music scene. Since his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 17, he has performed in major concert halls in Armenia, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, France, Japan, and the U.S. He is a top prizewinner of multiple international competitions and holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and the University of Utah. Hakobyan has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across several continents.
Salon Series is generously supported by Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, The Jeannette and H. Peter Kriendler Charitable Trust, and sponsored by Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
Tickets for Live-Stream Salon Series concerts: Individual Tickets: $20 | $15 Members;
Purchase Both Concerts for $35| $25 Members
Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:
Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
Concert Artists Guild
Founded in 1951 with a mission to discover, nurture, and promote young musicians, Concert Artists Guild provides support to a roster of talented artists during a critical and formative time: between completion of formal studies and the achievement of an established career. Artists are selected through a rigorous multi-round annual competition open to traditional and non-traditional instrumentalists, ensembles, and singers. CAG has helped several hundred young musicians start careers over the past sixty years.
Parrish Art Museum
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.
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