Armenian Night at the Pops to Feature Violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian


BOSTON — The Friends of Armenian Culture Society (FACS) will present the 62nd annual Armenian Night at the Pops on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall. The evening will feature the young violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian from Vienna, who will make his debut in Boston. He will join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra in a performance of Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy.

The theme for evening will be film music, filled with the sophistication and romance of the 1950s and 1960s and feature song stylist Steve Lippia, whom Lockhart has called “the absolute vocal re-incarnation of the Sinatra sound.”

As a tribute to Armenian film, Tigran Mansurian’s music for Henrik Malyan’s 1980 movie “Ktor me yerkinq” (A Piece of the Sky) will also be performed.

Tjeknavorian has been awarded several prizes in international competitions, including the International Nutcracker Competition in Moscow, the International Johannes Brahms Competition and the Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 competition as the Austrian representative.

He currently studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Tickets for this concert are available for purchase online at

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