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Lied Center Presents

Narek Arutyunian, clarinet Mariko Furukawa, piano

Young Concert Artist

Sunday, March 3, 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Dave & Gunda Hiebert This event is sponsored, in part, by the Lied Performance Fund. This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Eugene A. and C. Florence Stephenson Chamber Music Fund and the J. Anthony Burzle Chamber Music Fund.


Narek Arutyunian, clarinet Mariko Furukawa, piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 94........................................... Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Moderato Scherzo - Presto Andante Allegro Con Brio Fantasia da Concerto on Themes from Verdi’s La Traviata, Op. 45........................ Donato Lovreglio (1841-1907) For Clarinet.................................................................. Marius Constant (1925-2004)

Intermission (20 Minutes) Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano....................................... Joseph Horovitz (b. 1926) Allegro Calmato Lento Quasi Andante Con Brio Sonatina for Klezmer Clarinet and Piano........................ Paul Schoenfield (b.1947)

Program is subject to change.

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Narek Arutyunian, clarinet According to The Washington Post, Narek Arutyunian is a clarinetist who “reaches passionate depths with seemingly effortless technical prowess and beguiling sensitivity.” Recital appearances this season include the Morgan Library & Museum in New York and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Arutyunian also appeared as a soloist with the Longwood Symphony where he performed Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Last season, Arutyunian performed as a soloist with the Boston Pops and the Meridian Symphony and appeared in recitals and residencies at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Music for Youth and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. As a Winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists (YCA) international auditions, he was presented in recital debuts in the YCA Series at New York’s Merkin Hall in the YCA Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Arutyunian has performed at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris and at the Palazzo del Principe in Genoa, Italy. He has appeared as a soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and in Russia with the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. Arutyunian’s clarinet is a personal gift from the conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov and he receives general support for his career from the Guzik Foundation in California. He has received many awards, including First Prize at the age of 16 in the International Young Musicians Competition in Prague and at the age of 15 in the Musical Youth of the Planet Competition in Moscow. Arutyunian was also awarded a prize by renowned violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet to perform concerts and record the Weber Concertino for Clarinet with the State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia. Born in 1992 in Gyumri, Armenia, Arutyunian moved with his family to Moscow when he was three. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory where he worked with Evgeny Petrov. He currently lives in New York and works with Charles Neidich at The Juilliard School.

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