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Concert with clarinetist, pianist set for Feb. 10

Published 3:39 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • The Westport Arts Center will present a concert with Narek Arutyunian, an Armenian-born 21-year-old clarinetist, pictured, and pianist Solon Gordon, a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. Photo: Christian Steiner/contributed Ph
    The Westport Arts Center will present a concert with Narek Arutyunian, an Armenian-born 21-year-old clarinetist, pictured, and pianist Solon Gordon, a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. Photo: Christian Steiner/contributed Ph

 

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The Westport Arts Center will present a concert with Narek Arutyunian, an Armenian-born 21-year-old clarinetist, and pianist Solon Gordon, a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield.

The recital will feature sonatas for clarinet and piano by Brahms, Poulenc, and Leonard Bernstein, along with the Sonatina for Klezmer Clarinet and Piano, by contemporary composer Paul Schoenfield.

Arutyunian's recital appearances this season include the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Lied Center of Kansas, as well as soloist with the Longwood Symphony performing Copland's Clarinet Concerto.

Last season, Arutyunian performed as a soloist with the Boston Pops and the Meridian Symphony and appeared in recitals and residencies at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Music for Youth and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.

Arutyunian has performed at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris and at the Palazzo del Principe in Genoa, Italy. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and in Russia with the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets, $25 for adults, $10 for students with a valid I.D., are available in advance at 203-222-7070 and at www.westportartscenter.org, or at the door 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. A limited number of $15 advance tickets will be available at the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave.