Pegasus: the Orchestra is a nonprofit professional orchestra with a mission to empower rising musicians with artistic freedom and promote innovative repertoire in an environment of creative thought and expression. Led by Karén Hakobyan, the orchestra brings together musicians and audiences of diverse backgrounds and cultural heritages by harnessing the power of music. Pegasus: the Orchestra is an ensemble with exclusive Yamaha sponsorship.

Pegasus: the Orchestra continues its residency at Mana Contemporary with a diverse third season of new and classic works, featuring orchestra, piano, jazz and chamber concerts with plans to expand to youth and world music series in the fall of 2019. In addition to its residency engagements, Pegasus recently performed a program of American music at the Friends of Music concert series in Stamford, NY on September 15, 2019, an event that illustrated a key aspect of its mission: to bring the sounds of a symphony hall to intimate spaces and locations where live music of a high caliber is rarely heard. With a composer-arranger as founder, artistic director, and principal conductor, Pegasus often performs orchestral works in special arrangements by Karén Hakobyan. These are tailored for the Pegasus ensemble to take on the road and perform in all kinds of venues. The ensemble’s versatility is one of its greatest strengths: compact and flexible, Pegasus performs music of all types of instrumentations, from duos to full orchestra. Pegasus’ chamber series, featuring its world-class principals, fulfills its mission to provide an artistic platform through performance opportunities. Several news outlets have showcased Pegasus, including Al Jazeera, Ardzagang Armenian TV, the Russian Television Network of America, The Voice of Armenians TV program on the NYC Life Channel, WGCH (Greenwich, CT) Talk Radio, WQXR New York Classical Radio, WSKG Radio and Get Classical’s online journal.

Upcoming performances include a debut at Merkin Concert Hall on November 23, 2019. The concert will be conducted by Karén Hakobyan and features Glenn Dicterow, the legendary former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and Pegasus’s own concertmaster, Eiko Kano, performing Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, alongside works by Hakobyan and Tchaikovsky. On

March 14, 2020 at Mana Contemporary, 2007 Tchaikovsky International Competition Gold Medalist, cellist Sergey Antonov, and first prize winner of the 2018 Honens Competition, pianist Nicolas Namoradze, join Pegasus: the Orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, and Schumann’s Introduction and Allegro Appassionato, Op. 92, respectively, with Karén Hakobyan as conductor. The second half will culminate with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 7 conducted by Karén Hakobyan. Pegasus will make its Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall on May 29, 2020, featuring the complete Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti performed by five pianists.

Pegasus is passionate about fostering artistic freedom, creating performance opportunities, programming innovative repertoire, weaving a strong community fabric, advocating for the right to music education, and promoting humanity and equality. To learn more about Pegasus, visit:

http://www.pegasustheorchestra.org 

Pegasus: The Orchestra

 

Karén Hakobyan, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

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KarÉn Hakobyan

Pianist, Composer and Conductor

​​2019-2020 Season

​Music Through the Ages

​SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

Mana Contemporary

Jersey City, USA

An educational concert, lecture, and art class for families and children of all ages, presented with Goldman Sachs. Pegasus principals provide a creative afternoon of programming for various wind and string combinations with piano.

​Glenn Dicterow with Pegasus

NOVEMBER 23, 2019

Merkin Concert Hall

New York City, USA

Glenn Dicterow, the legendary former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, will join Pegasus: The Orchestra’s concertmaster, Eiko Kano, to perform Bach's Double Violin Concerto; Karén Hakobyan will conduct. The program will open with the World Premiere of Hakobyan’s Contempo: Bach Recombinant. Pegasus will also perform Tchaikovsky's beloved Serenade for Strings. 


Piano Series: Piano Duo Extravaganza

JANUARY 11, 2020

Mana Contemporary

Jersey City, USA

​Vyacheslav Gryaznov and Karén Hakobyan present Gryaznov’s original composition Rhapsody in Black in three movements based on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and Rachmaninov’s beloved Suite No. 2 for two pianos.


Gala Concert: Schumann, Tchaikovsky &

Beethoven

MARCH 14, 2020

Mana Contemporary

Jersey City, USA

2007 Tchaikovsky international gold medalist Sergey Antonov (cello) and first prize winner of the 2018 Honens competition Nicolas Namoradze (piano) join Pegasus: the Orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, and Schumann’s Introduction and Allegro Appassionato, Op. 92, respectively, with Karén Hakobyan as conductor. The second half will culiminate with Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 7 conducted by Karén Hakobyan.


Chamber Series: The Trout

MAY 9, 2020

Mana Contemporary

Jersey City, USA

​Pegasus string principals to join forces with Karén Hakobyan to perform Schubert’s monumental Trout Quintet. The program will also feature Hakobyan’s composition for Piano Sextet “Cras, Es Noster” (Tomorrow, be ours).


Rachmaninoff 5 Piano Concerti

MAY 9, 2020

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

New York City, USA

​Pegasus: The Orchestra presents an evening of Rachmaninoff featuring 5 piano stars performing all of his piano concerti in one evening conducted by Karén Hakobyan with Pegasus: The Orchestra.


2018

Pre-Tour Concert with Anatoly Zatin and  Vlada Vassilieva

​JANUARY 27, 2018

Mana Contemporary

Jersey City, USA


Piano Trio with Levon Chilingirian and Suren Bagratuni

FEBRUARY 28, 2018

St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral

New York, USA


Piano Trio with Levon Chilingirian and Suren Bagratuni

MARCH 2, 2018

CSU Fresno

Fresno, USA


The Drozdoff Society

MARCH 4, 2018

​First Presbyterian Church of Stamford

Stamford CT, USA


Americana

APRIL 12, 2018

Mana Contemporary

​Jersey City, USA


Guest Artist with the Garden State Philharmonic​

MAY 19, 2018

Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Toms River, NJ


Pegasus GALA

MAY 24, 2018

​Mana Contemporary

Jersey City, USA


Folk Inspirations

JUNE 9, 2019

St. Illuminator's Church

New York, NY


Gifts from New York

JULY 6, 2018

Kobayashi City Cultural Center

Miyazaki, Japan


Duo Concert with Eiko Kano

JULY 8, 2018 

Mozart Salon

Osaka, Japan


Gifts from New York

JULY 12, 2018

Muzicaza

Tokyo, Japan


THE NEW YORKERS 

JULY 16, 2018
Tsuchiura Tokyo Jiyugaoka Living Hall
Tokyo, Japan


Guest Artist with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra

October 5 , 2018
Beirut, Lebanon


Art of the Duo - Pegasus at Mana Chamber Series

October 19 , 2018
​Mana Contemporary
Jersey City, USA​​​​


RAM - Modern Americana

November 1, 2018
Sage Music, Long Island City

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November 3, 2018
Carry Hall at DiMenna Center
New York City


Fall Winds - Pegasus at Mana Orchestra Series

November 30, 2018
​Mana Contemporary
Jersey City, USA​​​​


Four Seasons - Pegasus at Mana Orchestra Series

February 9, 2019
Eiko Kano, violin
Karen Hakobyan, conductor
Pegasus: The Orchestra
​Mana Contemporary
Jersey City, USA​​​​


Pegasus Gala Concert

April 6, 2019

Kristina Bacharch, soprano

Karen Hakobyan, conductor

​Eli Amdur, narrator

Pegasus: The Orchestra

​Mana Contemporary
Jersey City, USA​​​​