BELMONT, Mass. —Zangakner Performing Arts Ensemble will present a vocal concert featuring Armenian children from Massachusetts on April 30th at 5:00 p.m. at the Ellsworth Theatre at Pine Minor College in Chestnut Hill.
The new production, intended to pay homage to mothers and to the Motherland – Armenia, will also feature special guest artists from Greece, renowned pianist Jasmin Atabekyan and her daughter violinist Emily Gasparyan, who will join their talents to Zangakner’s for the first time.
“The children at Zangakner are so excited to perform and to renew their strong connection with our heritage and our culture! We invite families and friends to share in our excitement and
enjoy this experience with us,” said Hasmik Konjoyan, artistic director of Zangakner.
Zangakner Performing Arts Ensemble was established in Boston in 2010 by Konjoyan. Its goal is to offer a unique venue for New England children of diverse Armenian backgrounds to preserve their Armenian language, culture and heritage through music and lyrics. At Zangakner, children aged 4 to 13 are trained in voice, movement, improvisation, dance and performance skills. In the process, they learn the value of hard work, dedication and discipline to achieve excellence.
Zangakner’s numerous performances, such as the opening act of the Inga and Anush Arshakyan concert, the Children’s Planet and 2014: A Musical Odyssey holiday musicals, as well as their Christmas and Easter Concerts in New York in 2014 and 2015, have been enthusiastically received by the public.