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.