My Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Blue Candlelight Music Series’ 18th Season!

Our BCMS team is delighted to bring you seven exciting Sunday evenings featuring some of our world’s finest musicians, up close and personal, in the Schulze’s gracious, soaring living room.

We are proudly opening our doors this season to several new musicians who will hopefully join our widespread BCMS family for many years to come. Richard Young, violinist, and legendary former member of the iconic Vermeer Quartet, will join violinist Gary Levinson, cellist Bion Tsang, and me in our opening concert.

Our other new artists this season include ltamar Zorman, winner of the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition, William Fedkenheuer, member of the world-renowned Miro Quartet, and Asiya Korepanova, pianist virtuoso born in Russia and based in Boston.

In addition, we are delighted to welcome the latest sensation across social
media and the classical world, blind pianist Tamar Shalvashvili, who will charm us with her solo recital featuring diverse and colorful composers with various musical styles.

Long time subscribers will be thrilled to see and hear again some of the out­ standing, beloved musicians who’s past BCMS performances left indelible impressions in our hearts.

This season includes pieces composed by well-known masters of classical music as well as rarely performed works by composers such as Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint Georges, known sometimes as the “Black Mozart of France”, and composer/saxophonist, Matthew Evan Taylor.

I am excited that, for the very first time, BCMS will feature pieces composed by Nodar Gabunia and Otar Tatishvili, two well-known composers from my beautiful native country, Georgia.

Please know I welcome you to this exciting and whimsical year filled with music, joy, and friendship!

Daredjan Baya KakouberiWith love,



Baya Kakouberi, piano

Gary Levinson, violin

Richard Young, viola/violin

Bion Tsang, cello


Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15, Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)

Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)


Tamar Shalvashvili, piano


Dedication, Nodar Gabunia (1933-2000)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19, Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)

Piano Sonata No. 21 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110, Ludwig van Beethoven, (1770-1827)

Thoughts on The Past and Future, The Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II (b. 1933), Piano Version by Otar Tatishvili (b. 1955)

Sonata No. 6, Op. 62, Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)

Two Poems, Op. 32, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Ballade No. 4 in F-Minor, Op. 52, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)


Alessandro Deljavan, piano

Gary Levinson, violin


Two Sonatas, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1775)

Two Impromptus, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Mazurkas, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

4 Cancion, Frederico Mompou (1893-1987)

Miniatures, Manual de Falla (1876-1946)

Suite Populaire, Manual de Falla (1876-1946)

Five Melodies, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Two pieces from Porgy and bess, George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Hungarian Dance No. 1, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Lieberslied, Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Schon Rosmarin, Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)


Baya Kakouberi, Piano

Gary Levinson, violin

Michael Klotz, viola

Young Starlights: Adam Savage, viola


Piano Trio in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 115, Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in F-Major, No. 4, Op. 11, Paul Hindemith (1847-1963)

8 Pieces for Violin, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83, Box Bruch (1838-1920)

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D-Minor, Op. 108, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Pavel Nercessian, piano

Itamar Zorman, violin


@ Carnegie on Friday, 1/17/1958, Michael Rabin, violin and Leon Pommers, piano.

Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D-Major, Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

@ Carnegie on Sunday, 12/2/1956, Nathan Miletein, violin and Arthur Balsam, piano.

Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 8 in G-Major, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

@ Carnegie on Friday, 11/29/1963, David Oistrakh, violin and Frieda Bauer, piano

Polonaise Brilliante No. 2 in A-Major, Op. 21, Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)

@ Carnegie on Friday, 3/25/1949, Jascha Heifetz, violin and Emanuel Bay, piano

Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 18, Richard Strauss (1864-1949)