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Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)

Prayer of St. Gregory – Program Notes

Tigran Mansurian (b. 1939)

Concerto for Violin and Cello – Program Notes


Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, Sinfonia eroica – Program Notes      
Allegro con brio
Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Finale: Allegro molto


Join Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in October as we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in two works from Armenian composers. Hovhaness’ Prayer of St. Gregory, is a powerful prayer featuring Pro Arte principal trumpet Dana Russian. We are honored to present the East Coast premiere of Tigran Mansurian’s Concerto for Violin and Cello; guest soloists for this piece will be Ruggero Allifranchini, violin, and Suren Bagratuni, cello.  To complement these profoundly moving pieces, we will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”.  All this conducted by Pro Arte’s principal guest conductor Kevin Rhodes.