classical "Hommage à Kurtág" faculty recital and CD release by Movses Pogossian
Movses Pogossian’s faculty recital celebrates the Naxos release of his “Hommage à Kurtág” CD. In addition to the recording of György Kurtág’s complete Signs, Games, and Messages for solo violin, the CD also includes companion pieces by Gabriela Lena Frank, Kay Rhie, Jungyoon Wie, and Aida Shirazi, inspired by the great Hungarian composer’s music. Generously commissioned by Justus and Helen Schlichting, they will receive world premieres at the concert, performed alongside several Kurtág miniatures. Also on the program: Zoltan Kodaly’s folk-inspired masterpiece, Duo for Violin and Cello (with distinguished Scottish cellist Niall Brown), and a selection of Béla Bartók’s Duos with UCLA Music Education violin students Kayla Phan, Yidan Sun, Yoosung Lee, Emily Taylor, Raina Markham, Kayla Lee, and alumnus Sam Lorenzini.