UK PREMIERE OF TIGRAN MANSURIAN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO NO 2 In the Presence of the Composer (Soloist: Levon Chilingirian)

  • Milton Court Music Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom

Guildhall String Ensemble directed by Levon Chilingirian

7:00pm Milton Court Concert Hall

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Janáček Suite for String Orchestra
Tigran Mansurian Violin Concerto No. 2
Beethoven String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 

Tigran Mansurian’s spiritual Violin Concerto – composed in 2006 for Levon Chilingirian himself – provides the centrepiece to this concert, bookended by Janáček’s charming suite and a late work by Beethoven which caused Schubert to famously remark, ‘After this, what is left for us to write?’

Born in Beirut (1939), Tigran Mansurian moved with his family to Armenia in 1947 where he received his education and musical training.  His work includes numerous pieces for chamber music, voice, orchestra and ballet as well as scores for film, including The Colour of Pomegranates (Parajanov) and We and Our Mountains (Malyan).  His works have been performed to great acclaim around the world and pieces recorded by well-known musicians such as violist Kim Kashkashian, saxophonist Jan Gabarek, the Hilliard Ensemble.  Traditional and classical Armenian music are combined in Mansurian’s expressive compositions, bringing a personal, impressionistic approach to melody and color.  Requiem, composed to commemorate the 1915 Genocide, received the Republic of Armenia State Award in 2013.

 Thursday | 26 January | 7.00 pm Guildhall String Ensemble directed by Levon Chilingirian
Milton Court | Silk Street | EC2Y 8DT | Tube | Barbican

Janáček Suite for String Orchestra
Mansurian Violin Concerto No 2
Beethoven String Quartet No 14, Op. 131

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Friday | 27 January | 1.05 pm Guildhall Chamber Orchestra directed by Levon Chilingirian
City Music Society Lunchtime Concerts
St Bartholomew the Great | West Smithfield | EC1A 7BE | Tube | Barbican
 

Mansurian Violin Concerto No 2
Beethoven String Quartet No 14, Op. 131

Free admission
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