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The 9th California Andriasov Festival – Sunday, August 23 at 4 pm



The 9th California Andriasov Festival

featuring Jupiter Chamber Ensemble – Victor Romasevich & Michael Jones, violins; Stephen Levintow, viola; Paul Rhodes, cello

Dmitri Shostakovich Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36

Iosif Andriasov Meditation for Viola and Piano, Op. 30e

Alexander Glazunov Elegy in Memory of M. P. Belaieff, Op. 105

Alexander Glazunov Finale from the String Quartet on a theme “B-la-f”

Iosif Andriasov “The Spring” for String Quartet, Op. 32

Iosif Andriasov Musical Sketch for Violin and Piano, Op. 4c (Transcription by Author)

Arshak Andriasov Piece for String Quartet, Op. 7

Iosif Andriasov Musical Sketch for Cello & Piano, Op. 24c (Transcription by Arhak Andriasov)

Iosif Andriasov String Quartet, Op. 1

Dmitry Shostakovich said of composer Iosif Andriasov: “When the entire world lost a sense of harmony, composer Iosif Andriasov has not only not lost this sense, but added to harmony a new quality.” Continuing in his father’s footsteps, composer/pianist Arshak Andriasov’s music draws on a vast array of musical resources, ranging from Armenian folk music to Russian classical music, with certain elements of American jazz, while using means of contemporary language to create a complex system of juxtaposition. The 9th California Andriasov Festival celebrates the music of both father and son with performances of their works, including several orchestral works by Iosif Andriasov in the composer’s own transcriptions for chamber ensemble. The performance also marks the first publication of quotes from Iosif Andriasov’s diary. For information about composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov, his wife, musicologist Marta Andriasova, and their son, composer, conductor and pianist Arshak Andriasov, please visit

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