Musical Evening in Honor of Mstislav Rostropovich

Vagram Saradjian, cello,
Tatiana Gerasimova, piano,
Oleg Sulyga, violin

WHEN: April 9, 2011, Saturday, 6:30 pm

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

ADMISSION: $20/RCC members $16

Please, purchase tickets in advance as sitting is limited.

Mstislav Rostropovich is widely considered to have been the greatest cellist of the second half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest of all time. In addition to his outstanding interpretations and technique, he was well-known for his commissions of new works which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. He gave the premieres of over 100 pieces. Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights, and was awarded the 1974 Award of the International League of Human Rights.

Vagram Saradjian is a professor of cello at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Mr. Saradjian studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Maestro Rostropovich.

Tatiana Gerasimova teaches piano at Moores School of Music. She performs actively in solo concerts and with instrumentalists, ensembles and vocalists in USA, Europe and Russia.

Oleg Sulyga is a violinist of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and the Mercury Baroque.

Program includes:

1. Documentary about Mstislav Rostropovich.
2. Memories of Saradjiian about a legendary musician and his teacher.
3. Shostakovich Trio No 2 for Violin, Cello & Piano

Wine will be served.

Information: 713-395-3301 or e-mail

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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