By Taleen Babayan
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
PORT WASHINGTON, NY — The Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School (HMADS) celebrated its Golden Anniversary through the artistic presentation, “Spotlight on Culture,” held on Sunday, December 3 at Landmark on Main Street.
Alumni, teaching staff, students and supporters gathered to honor 50 years of academic excellence while appreciating the cultural riches of the Armenian heritage.
The delightful and diverse program consisted of dance, song, violin and piano from notable alumni and musicians along with a special performance by the Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston.
The concert highlighted pieces from Komitas and Aram Khachatourian to the contemporary Nune Yesayan and Lilu, and also included a repertoire of classical pieces by Rachmaninov, Bach and Piazzola. A talented mix of performers took to the stage, including Seta Karakashian and Diana Vasilyan along with alumni artists Ani Djirdjirian, the Arminstring Ensemble, Nevart Zeronian, Deborah Agopian and Hooshere, who all embodied the school’s cultural mission through their performances.