One thing that composers Babadjanian, Khachaturian, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich all have in common is that they managed to maintain productive careers under Soviet rule. This program presents a number of piano works from the eastern edge of Western classical music, particularly Soviet Russia and Armenia.
Pianist Vatche Mankerian will perform Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6, a prelude and fugue by Shostakovich, Khachaturian’s Sonatina, and Poem by Babadjanian.
Liongate Manor was designed and built in 1948 by renowned architect Paul Williams. Over the past 24 years, Gretchen and Graham Lewis have lovingly transformed the property from a 5,000-square-foot California ranch house into a 12,500-square-foot English manor house.