Excerpts from the Byzantine Chants: May 17th, 2015

On May 17th, at 5pm at the Secret Theater’s Big Theatre (Long Island City, Queens, NY) as part of the Queens New Music Festival 2015, Andrey Tchekmazov, a cellist, will be performing three excerpts from the Byzantine Chants, sacred concerto for a solo cello by Margarita Zelenaia. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1456794

Among them:

The Great Litany,

Arioso/The Eternal Harmony of the Soul,

The Holiday Hymn.

Byzantine Chants were written specifically for Mr. Tchekmazov. In the year of 2009 he performed its world premiere, and since then the concerto is in his repertoire.

Performers are members of the ISSA Sonus Ensemble:

Andrey Tchekmazov, cello

Laura Falzon – Flute http://www.laurafalzon.com

Edmundo Ramirez, viola

The program will also feature the music by Kareem Roustom, Anna Veismane, Susan Campos Fonseca, Shahab Paranj, and Reza Vali.