HONORARY ARTIST OF ARMENIA
HAYK MELIKYAN . Piano
MICHEL KHEIRALLAH . Conductor
The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
Ashrafieh Monot Street – St. Joseph Church
Thursday November 4, 2021
Physically distanced seating . Mandatory face mask
First come first seated
No Reservations/No Tickets
Doors Open at 7:15 pm
T. MANSURIAN (b. 1939)
Fantasia nr.1 for Piano and String Orchestra (2003)
H. M. GÓRECKI (1933 – 2010)
Sonata op.6, nr.1 (1956/84/90)
Allegro molto, con fuoco
Grave pesante e corale
Allegro vivace ma non troppo
A. PÄRT (b. 1935)
Für Alina (1976)
KOMITAS (1869 – 1935)
Shushiki (Dances, 1906)
A. BABADJANIAN (1921 – 1983)
Six Pictures (1965)
D. SHOSTAKOVICH (1906 – 1975)
Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a
Hayk Melikyan (Piano)
Hayk Melikyan is recognized internationally as one of the most versatile and imaginative performers of the 20th Century and Contemporary Music and among today’s most engaging virtuoso pianists by classical music audiences and critics. He started playing piano when he was six with Irina Grishinskaya, later his professional studies were continued with Professor Alexander Gourgenov at the Yerevan Komitas Conservatory. During his studies, he took master classes from Oxana Yablonskaya, Paul Badura-Skoda, Earl Wild and Fou Ts’Ong. Hayk Melikyan’s international concert début took place at the Concerto di Concerti International Festival of the 20th Century Music in Rome in 2000. He leads an active concert life, playing throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas on prestigious stages such as Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Lisbon Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, etc.
Michel Kheirallah (Conductor)
Born in October 1954, Michel Kheirallah started his violin lessons in 1968 at the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music with Professor Emile Noune. Kheirallah continued his studies at the “Ecole Normale de Musique” in Paris, France with Professor Jacques Prat from 1975 till 1979. From 1979 till 1984, Michel attended the “Tchaikovsky Conservatory” in Moscow with Professor Galina Barinova. Professor Emile Noune.
Kheirallah continued his studies at the “Ecole Normale de Musique” in Paris, France with Professor Jacques Prat from 1975 till 1979. From 1979 till 1984, Michel attended the “Tchaikovsky Conservatory” in Moscow with Professor Galina Barinova. Michel Kheirallah has been a member of several orchestras in France and is the dean of the string section in the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.
Since the establishment of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Michel Kheirallah has been the concert Master of the orchestra. Since 2005, he is also a conductor of the LPO.
The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
The Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra was founded in November 1998 by the former President of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music Dr. Walid Gholmieh. The status of the Orchestra was completed by summer 1999 and the first rehearsals started in January 2000. In October 2009, upon the suggestion of the former President of the LNHCM and with the agreement of its Board of Directors the LNSO became The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra.
Appointed, Director of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory, Dr. Walid Moussallem, has committed himself to continue and progress the work of his predecessor Mr. Hanna El Amil by fastering the LPO’s aim of spreading Classical Music in Lebanon by not only giving orchestral performances in the capital Beirut, but also in all the main cities across Lebanon. Great importance has been given to include in LPO’s concerts, repertoire of Lebanese Classical Composers.
A selection of paintings by Raouf Rifai (Harmony 2020/21 – Acrylic on canvas) is exhibited in the space allocated for the concert.