November 12th, 2016, 8:00 PM
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ChamberLab returns with an exciting program of all-new music, featuring new duets for special guest violinists Fadi Iskandar and Tamara Khachatryan, plus many works for the sprawling and ever-changing ChamberLab ensemble.
Mainstay composers Chris Black, Marco Rosano, Tony Rosano, and Samantha Bounkeua will be joined by ChamberLab newcomers Seth Bedford and Jay Vosk.
ChamberLab is thrilled to return to the Hotel Congress on a Second Saturday for this free concert! To stay up-to-date, and enjoy exclusive skean-preview rehearsal recordings and other good things, please join our email list to the right.
Program (so far):
- Lullabies and Nightmares for 2 bassoons, flute, violin, cello, and double bass, by Chris Black.
- The Smoking Chicken for string quartet, by Tony Rosano.
- Selections from Downtown Suite for double reed duet, by Chris Black.
- Evocative for viola and double bass, by Jay Vosk.
- A View of the Moon for oboe, viola, and bassoon, by Seth Bedford.
- Trio for oboe, viola, and bassoon, by Chris Black.
- Plus many new works for violin duo!
Our Featured Guests:
Fadi Iskandar, violin. Fadi Iskandar was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1971. He studied violin at the Arabic Institute of Music in Aleppo, and he started teaching violin in the same institute in 1990. He began playing with the Aleppo Chamber Orchestra in 1995, serving as its director from 2000 to 2008.
He married Tamara Khachatryan in 2001 and they have performed concerts together in Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Tunisia, Algeria, Canada, and the Ivory Coast, Australia. They moved to Tucson in November of 2012. Since this time they have played solo and duet performances at Arizona Senior Academy, Grace to the Nation Church, and the University of Arizona. He is a violin teacher at Tucson Music and Dance Academy.
Tamara Khachatryan, violin. Tamara Khachatryan was born in Armenia where she fell in love with the violin at five years of age. She studied through childhood at the Sarajef School of Music, graduating from the Arno Babajanyan University in 1997. In 1998 she moved to Aleppo, Syria, where she met Fadi Iskandar, and they were married in 2001.
he moved to Tucson in August, 2012 due to the extreme violence in Syria. She has participated as a violinist accompanying the Story and Store Children’s Project at the Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson in fall of 2013, and she has played with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra (first and second violin), as well as solo at a music festival at the Desert Museum. She is a teacher at Music and Dance Academy.
Ensemble and Composers:
This concert is made possible in part through the generous support of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. Learn more about them and the wonderful music they bring to Tucson at www.arizonachambermusic.org.