World-renown Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan Featured on Friday


Boris Allakhverdyan will perform in Pacific Palisades this Friday.

Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan will be featured in a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19, with the critically acclaimed Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s, 1031 Bienveneda Ave.

This is a chance to hear one of the top clarinetists in the world, as Allakhverdyan plays Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, David Diamond’s Concerto for Small Orchestra and the Sinfonia in C major by 18th century Viennese composer Marianna Martinez.

Allakhverdyan served as the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra before being appointed Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016.

The New York Times has called his playing “inspired, gorgeous and superlative.”

The Los Angeles Times praised his “energetic, vibrant solos.”

With the Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s in 2022, Allakhverdyan played the world-premiere of Richard Danielpour’s “Four Angels for Clarinet and String Orchestra.”

The clarinetist has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and in Canada, South Korea, Dubai, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

He has participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy (Switzerland), the Mecklenburg-Vorpommen Festival (Germany), the Emilia Romagna Music Festival (Italy) as well as Mainly Mozart San Diego.

Allakhverdyan is a winner of the Rimsky-Korsakov International Woodwind Competition, Hellam Concerto Competition, and the Tuesday Musical and the Oberlin Concerto competitions.

When not playing, he serves on the faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and at the California State University, Fullerton.

Tickets are $45 or a Music Guild Season pass. Passes for all remaining subscription concerts are available for as little as $165. A free pre-concert lecture offered by Music Director and Conductor begins at 7:10 p.m. Visit: or call (310) 573-7422.

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