APRIL 16 & 17, 2016: “ARMENIA’S ARK OF MUSIC – Part One: THE HERITAGE”

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ARMENIA’S ARK OF MUSIC

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Part One: THE HERITAGE
Threading ancient sounds of penetrating beauty, with living compositions…

A Two-Part Celebration presented over two seasons (click here to read about Part Two: THE SOURCE)

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SOPRANO:
Anush Avetisyan
BASS-BARITONE:
Vartan Gabrielian


VIOLIN: Jonathan Moser CELLO: Michal Schmidt PIANO: Rollin Wilber PIANO: Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski

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MUSIC

SONGS by Armenian composers for solo voices:
Komitas, 
Robert Ataian, Ashough Chivani,
H. Berberian,
Gamar Katiba;
ARIA: Mosi (from the opera Anush, by Armen Tigranian); Armenia, the Earthly Paradise by Dikranian

Komitas: Two Songs for vocal duet and piano trio (Chinar es; Garun a)

Alexander Arutiunian: Impromptu for cello and piano

Alan Hovhaness: Saris for violin and piano

Arno Babajanian: Prelude, Capriccio, Elegy, for piano

Komitas: two dances for piano (Het u Ajar, Shushiki); songs for piano trio (Krunk, Shogher Jan, Hingala, Hoy Im Nazan)

Aram Khachaturian: Berceuse for piano trio

Petros Shoujounian: Do-Lao for piano trio (a world premier specially composed for this occasion)

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Ancient Armenian cultural heritage offers us some of the world’s most beautiful classical music. In this first concert of a two-part exploration, we play works by composers who grew up within this unique heritage, and went on to develop distinct musical voices. Along the way, we dip into the pure source of modern Armenian classical music, with deeply expressive music by the prolific Alan Hovhaness, and the remarkable Komitas, referred to as the savior of Armenian folk music.

Our performance opens a door to this little-known world of musical gems. It begins a journey to experience this treasure up close, culminating in next season’s ARMENIA’S ARK OF MUSIC – Part 2: The SOURCE with ensemble, voices, and original arrangements of Komitas. Additionally, in early fall, a lecture-performance seminar is being planned to tell and explore the Komitas story with musicians playing and singing his music.

 

TWO PERFORMANCES  ~ ~  TWO LOCATIONS


 SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

SAINT MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm

THE ETHICAL SOCIETY BUILDING 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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