Armenian Night at Pops to Feature Saxophonist Hayrapet Arakelyan


BOSTON — The Friends of Armenian Culture Society will present the 63rd annual Armenian Night at the Pops on Friday, June 13, at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall.
The evening will feature young saxophonist Hayrapet Arakelyan from Germany. He will join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra in performing selections from the Tango Suite by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, along with other selections and Pops favorites. Also featured on the program is Grammy- and Oscar-winning American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, who will join the Boston Pops for her first-ever appearance with a symphony orchestra, showcasing “The Very Best of the Boston Pops.” Arakelyan studied at the Alexander Spendarian Music School in Yerevan and at the Music University in Cologne, Germany. He was awarded First Prize at the Saxophone International Competitions in Nantes and Carquefou, France and Grand Prix at the Yamaha Competition in Yerevan. He represented Germany in the finals of the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in 2010. Arakelyan has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras across Europe and has appeared at many music festivals in Europe and the United States. He is currently a D’Addario Performing Artist in Cologne, Germany.
Tickets for this concert are available for purchase online at

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