Presented by LeitmotivArts

Performance Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8 PM

Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Violin
Tara Kamangar, Piano

Between Orient and Occident

Weill Recital Hall
French violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft makes his Carnegie Hall debut with the pianist Tara Kamangar. Both regularly perform as soloists and chamber musicians in America and Europe. Virgil received First Prize from the Paris Conservatory and an Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London, and then completed a postdoctoral professional program at Tel Aviv University. Tara is an honors graduate of Harvard and London’s Royal Academy of Music, and is also a composer. They offer a program of works that represent a voyage between the Orient and the Occident, including the world premieres of a commissioned work by American composer Drew Hemenger, Magatama, and Tara Kamangar’s Once There Was and Once There Wasn’t, which was written for Virgil.


  • Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Violin
  • Tara Kamangar, Piano


  • CHAUSSON Poème
  • JANÁČEK Violin Sonata
  • PHILIPPE HERSANT Chants du Sud
  • DREW HEMENGER Magatama (World Premiere)
  • TARA KAMANGAR Once There Was and Once There Wasn't (World Premiere)
  • And works by Bartók, Block, Komitas, and Debussy

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