My Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Blue Candlelight Music Series’ 17th Season!

I can barely contain my excitement in introducing the 2018-2019 Season of Blue Candlelight Music Series. In addition to many of our favorites returning to our series and new friends making their debuts, you will find repertoire which shows the more musical and virtuosic sides of our artists.

Our first concert presents our own Baya Kakouberi. Joining her are Ellen De­ Pasquale, concertmaster of the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Anna Gorelova. The high­ light of the night is the breath-taking Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor.

Returning next is our beloved Sergei Babayan presenting his solo recital. Having played the hypnotic Goldberg Variations 13 seasons ago, we are delighted to have him return to the BCMS family.

In January, celebrate amazing Texan composers including Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Alexander Rom, Stephen Harles, and Mark Landson. Gary and I will join them for a concert full of modern genius.

Returning this season is Alessandro Deljavan who, alongside our very own Gary Levinson and Principal Cello of the Fort Worth Symphony Allan Steele, will be performing three trios with nicknames of their own.

I haven’t played many solo pieces at BCMS in a while, so I am very excited to announce the next concert featuring myself, my good friends Andres Cardenes and Robert deMaine. We will be playing an enchanting program featuring works by Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Chopin.

Finally, we will present an outstanding concert featuring Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu joined by our good friend Andres Diaz and our own Gary Levinson. Their program includes famous composers joined by their lesser-known family members who were also composers.

Daredjan Baya KakouberiWith love,



Baya Kakouberi, piano

Ellen DePasquale, violin

Anna Gorelova, cello


4 Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 75, Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)


Sergei Babayan, piano


All Chopin Program, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Polonaise in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1

Valse in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No 2

Barcarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op. 60

Valse in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2

Nocturne in B Major, Op. 9, No. 3

Polonaise Fantasy in A-Flat Major, Op. 61

Prelude in E Major, Op. 28, No. 9

Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1

Scherzo in E Major, Op. 54, No. 4

16 Mazurkas

  1. Op. 7, No. 1, in B-Flat Major
  2. Op. 7, No. 3, in F Minor
  3. Op. 17, No. 2, in E Minor
  4. Op. 30, No. 1, in C Minor
  5. Op. 30, No. 2, in B Minor
  6. Op. 30, No. 3, in D-Flat Major
  7. Op. 33, No. 2, in D Major
  8. Op. 41, No. 4, in A-Flat Major
  9. Op. 56, No. 2, in C Major
  10. Op. 59, No. 2, in A-Flat Major
  11. Op. 59, No. 3, in F-Sharp Minor
  12. Op. 63, No. 3, in C-Sharp Minor
  13. Op. 67, No. 2, in G Minor
  14. Op. 68, No. 1, in C Major
  15. Op. 68, No. 2, in A Minor
  16. Op. 68, No. 4, in F Minor


Baya Kakouberi, piano

Steven Harlos, piano

Gary Levinson, violin

Mark Landson, violin


Sonata for Violin and Piano, Steven Harlos (b. 1953)

Piano Quartet (Vokante Heroa), Mark Landson (b. 1965)

Sonatina, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

Prelude, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

Lezginka, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

A La Granada’s, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

In Memory of Father, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

Break Through, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

Recitative, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

At Peace, Alexander Rom (b. 1952)

Piano Trio, Gregory Sullivan Isaacs (b. 1947)

Fantasy on the themes from Henry Faust for Violin Solo, Gregory Sullivan Isaacs (b. 1947)


Alessandro Deljavan, piano

Gary Levinson, violin

Allan Steele, cello


Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 39 (The Gypsy), Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No 1 (The Ghost), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Trio, in E Minor Op. 90, No. 4 (Dumky), Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)


Jihye Chang, piano

Bion Tsang, cello

Paul Garner, Clarinet


Adagio for Piano and Clarinet, BWV 903, Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cello Suite, BWV 1007, No. 1, , Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Trio for Clarinet in B-Flat Major, Op. 11, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Rosemary and Rue from Grandmother’s Garden, Op. 97, No. 4, Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Mazurka for Cello and Piano, Amy Beach (1867-1944)

“Dreaming” from Four Sketches for Piano, Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Clarinet Trio, Op. 144, Johannes Brahams (1833-1897)


Baya Kakouberi, piano

Andres Cardenes, violin

Paul Alexander, piano

Gary Levinson, violin


Arietta-Adagio Molto from Sonatina 32, Op. 111, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Waltz in A Major, Op. 49, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Duduki (Georgian Folk Instrument), Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989)

Tamborin Chinois, Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Suite Populaire Espagnole, Manuel DeFalla (1876-1946)

March from Love for Three Orange, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Sonata No. 5 in E Minor for Two Violins, Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

Suite for Two Violins, Op. 71, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Gary Levinson, violin

Andres Dias, cello


Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 11, Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)

Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 94, Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Piano Concerto, OOp. 7, 2nd Movement, Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Two Pieces for Violin and Piano, No. 1, Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)

Three Pieces for Cello and Piano, Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)

Elegy in D-Flat Major, Op. 23, Josef Suk (1874-1935)

Romance for Violin and Piano in F Major, Op. 11, Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)