|Concert Recital by Jeff Manookian
Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 7:30 PM - Rose Wagner Center
Admission fee waived; compliments of Bösendorfer USA
|Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53 ||FREDERIC CHOPIN|
|Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 "Tempest" ||LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN|
| 1. Largo - Allegro|
| 2. Adagio|
| 3. Allegretto|
|Sonetto 104 del Petrarca ||FRANZ LISZT |
|Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 ||FRANZ LISZT |
- intermission -
|Estampes ||CLAUDE DEBUSSY|
| 1. Pagodes|
| 2. La Soirée dans Grenade|
| 3. Jardins sous la Pluie|
|Preludes for Piano ||GEORGE GERSHWIN|
| 1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso|
| 2. Andante com moto e poco rubato|
| 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso|
|Rhapsody in Blue ||GEORGE GERSHWIN|
JEFF MANOOKIAN, Grand Prize winner in the Frederick Delius Composition Competition and a triple-Grand Prize winner of the Composers Guild International Composition Contest, is one of Utah's busiest composers. A recipient of a commission from the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Manookian has received commissions from the Utah Music Teachers Association, Utah Flute Association, Utah Centennial Commission, Utah Arts Council, among others.|
Manookian's music has been performed at the Kennedy Center, by ensembles and performers such as the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra (in Boston's Symphony Hall and in Prague's Dvorak Hall), Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, National Armenian Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Serenade Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Utah Symphony, University Musical Society of Las Vegas, Carson City Symphony (NV), American West Symphony, Salt Lake Symphony, Westminster Chamber Orchestra, Intermountain Classical Orchestra, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Gloriana Choir, Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, and many other notable performers.
Several of Manookian compositions have been published by Warmer Brothers Publications, and Manookian's works can be heard on the Albany Records, 4-Tay Records, MMC Recordings, Tantara, and MAF Excel labels.
As a pianist, Manookian has soloed with the numerous Orchestras including the Philippines Philharmonic, Mexico State Symphony, National Symphony of Bolivia, South Coast Symphony (CA), Northridge Academy Orchestra (CA), Butte Symphony (MT), Utah Symphony, Salt Lake Philharmonic, Utah Youth Symphony, American West Symphony, Intermountain Classical Orchestra, and the Westminster Chamber Orchestra.
He has performed on national television in several countries and has been featured on the Liberace Show, Mike Douglas Show, Joe Franklin Show, and the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. Manookian has also had the opportunity to perform in New York's Merkin Hall as winner of the Aram Khachaturian International Piano Competition.
Manookian has been invited to guest conduct numerous fine Orchestras, among them being the Pasadena Symphony, Armenian Philharmonic Orhcestra, National Armenian Opera Orchestra and Choir, Serenade Chamber Orchestra, and the University Musical Society Orchestra of Las Vegas.
He has also been music director and conductor of the Utah Youth Symphony, Westminster Chamber Orchestra, and the Intermountain Classical Orchestra.
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