Alexander Arutiunian Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, “ARMENIA 88”
Peteris Vasks Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, “DISTANT LIGHT” *
Mikhail Bronner Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, “HEAVEN’S GATES”
ARCO Chamber Orchestra
Levon Ambartsumian, violin/conductor
Lewis Nielson, conductor*
Three striking violin concertos from composers who have over the last decade, been receiving greater exposure and recognition in the West. Armenian, Alexander Arutiunian; Latvian, Peteris Vasks; and Russian, Mikhail Bronner are spectacularly represented by the formidable performances of Moscow born Levon Ambartsumian both as Violin soloist and as Conductor of his ARCO Chamber Orchestra.