Narek Hakhnazaryan plays Tchaikovsky
The evening opens with one of Brahms’s proudest dispatches from the Austrian countryside where he enjoyed creative summertime retreats. Then, composer-in-residence John Harbison transports us from the New England sun to the oppressively dark expanse of a Wisconsin winter for Snow Country, featuring the oboe against an earthy backdrop of string textures. To conclude the concert with the first orchestral performance this season, Armenian-born and renowned cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan makes his Festival début, playing Tchaikovsky’s concerto-like Rococo Variations.
His playing was like a perfectly honed signature, every flourish and curl executed with elegant ease.Times, on Narek Haknazaryan
- String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88.
- With David Bowlin and Janet Ying, violin; Carol Rodland and Masumi Per Rostad, viola; and Julia Lichten, cello.
- Snow Country.
- With James Austin Smith, oboe; Robin Scott and Janet Ying, violin; Carol Rodland, viola; Julia Lichten, cello; and TBA, bass.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33.
- With Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello; Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor; and Festival Orchestra.
- Phone: 207-725-3895
- Venue: Brunswick Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011
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