Henri Lazarof Concert Series

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The annual Henri Lazarof Chamber Concert, at which the Henri Lazarof International Commission Prize winner’s composition will be premiered each year, will continue the Brandeis music department’s mission of hosting professional performances that feature works by contemporary composers. In addition to the commissioned work, each concert will feature music of Henri Lazarof and other composers with the same instrumentation.

Our next Henri Lazarof Chamber Concert, which feature a world premiere from third annual Henri Lazarof International Commission Prize winner Yotam Haber, has been scheduled for Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 3 p.m. in the Slosberg Recital Hall.

Here is the program from our inaugural Henri Lazarof Chamber Concert, which took place  on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 3 p.m.:

Henri Lazarof:
Harp Trio (The “Litomar”) – Hommage à Debussy (2003-2004)
      I. Quarter = 60
     II. Quarter = 63
    III. Quarter = 66
    IV. Quarter = 60

Yair Klartag: Unbearable Lightness (world premiere – 2020 Lazarof International Composition Competition Winner)

Sarah Brady, flute
Mark Berger, viola
Ina Zdorovetchi, harp

~ Intermission ~

Henri Lazarof: Offrande for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano (1995)
     I. Madrigal I
    II. Madrigal II
   III. In Memoriam
   IV. Madrigal III

Ioannis Angelakis: Fragile for five performers (world premiere – 2021 Lazarof International Composition Competition Winner)

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Jeffrey Means, conductor