Musical Evening: Khachaturian & His Circle

WHEN: May 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RCC Our Texas (2337 Bissonnet; Houston, TX 77005)

ADMISSION: $20 / RCC Members $15

Vagram Saradjian, cello
Tatiana Gerasimova, piano

Aram Ilich Khachaturian (1903-1978) was Soviet composer of Armenian parentage. Colorful, energetic, emotionally powerful, and texturally rich, his music often uses Armenian and Central Asian folk idioms.

Khachaturian wrote numerous musical works, including marches, dances, chamber music, and film scores. His piano concerto (1936), violin concerto (1940), the ballet Gayane (1942, containing the famous Sabre Dance), the orchestral suite Masquerade (1944), and the ballet Spartacus (1956) are especially popular.

In the program: documentary about the composer; lecture by Mr. Saradjian; selected musical pieces. The following musical pieces will be played: A.Khachaturian. – Toccata for piano, D. Shostakovich – Sonata for piano and cello in D minor ( parts 1 and 2), Karen Khachaturian – Adagio, Arno Babajanian – Aria

Advance tickets purchase is recommended, as seating is limited.

Champagne will be served.

Information:713.395.3301 or

Event Sponsors

City of Houston

Houston Arts Alliance

This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance

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