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2017 Concert Series Was Perfection From Start To Finish

December 06th 2017
Concert Series
Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan
Photo by Roger Mastroianni

For CIPC concert patrons, 2017 was a year to remember.  Beginning with a sublime performance by renowned pianist Marc-André Hamelin, carrying on with Nikita Mndoyants – who reminded all in attendance of the mastery he displayed at the 2016 CIPC –  and ending with a once-in-a-lifetime, sold-out performance by Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan at Severance Hall, the series offered up many moments of sheer bliss for every music lover. Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Argerich and Mr. Babayan, we can share one of those moments with our readers. Please click HERE to enjoy an encore the duo performed at Severance Hall, the Waltz from Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17.

Cleveland Classical’s Daniel Hathaway called Marc-André Hamelin’s performance “a revelation.”  Mark Satola, writing for the Plain Dealer, praised the “flawless technique” demonstrated by Nikita Mndoyants.  And Donald Rosenberg, writing for Pianist magazine wrote that when Ms. Argerich stepped onstage with Mr. Babayan at her side “the audience welcomed her as a conquering hero.”  Each of these nights will surely be remembered and cherished by all in attendance.

CIPC extends its deepest thanks to the artists who shared their glorious gifts on these three evenings.  We are all made richer for the experience.

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