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MUSIC UNITES CLASSICAL MUSIC SHOWCASE SERIES PRESENTS MIKHAIL SIMONYAN WITH MUSICIANS OF THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Posted: June 1, 2010
Music Unites will host another event as part of our Classical Music Showcase Series at City Winery June 14, 2010. Internationally recognized Russian-Armenian violinist Mikhail Simonyan, hailed as having “a flawless, liquid line and ravishing tone,” by the Washington Post, will join together with musicians from the New York Philharmonic. The performance will feature music written by legendary virtuoso and composer Nathan Milstein, the notoriously difficult Passacaglia for violin and viola on a theme by Handel by Johan Halvorsen, and Brahm’s gorgeous Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 for piano, violin, viola, and cello.
The evening will benefit the Afghanistan National Institue of Music (ANIM), in Kabul as part of Mikhail’s Beethoven Not Bullets initiative. Beethoven Not Bullets raises funds to sponsor students at ANIM, which is the war-torn country’s only music school. ANIM’s mission is to educate a new generation of musicians, regardless of ethnicity or gender, revitalizing music in Afghanistan and restoring it as a strong cultural voice.
This is a wonderful chance to experience Mikhail and the New York Philharmonics music in an intimate setting. Tickets are just $30 for General Admission and $50 for VIP, which includes a signed CD. Purchase yours on our Events page at MusicUnites.org/events.html. In addition, Mikhail will be joining the full New York Philharmonic for his debut as soloist with the orchestra on June 29 and 30 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.