BOSTON — The 67th annual Armenian Night at the Pops featured violinist Haig Hovsepian, a rising sophomore at the Cleveland Institute of Music performing along with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on Saturday, June 9.
Hovsepian, who was born and raised in Belmont, played the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor.
He received an enthusiastic reception from the orchestra and the audience and at the conclusion of his performance, received a standing ovation from the audience.
In the post-concert reception at the New England Conservatory (NEC), he got to play an Armenian piece, Groong, by Komitas. He was accompanied by his mother, Ani Hovsepian on piano.
The program also featured Hayr Mer (The Lord’s Prayer) arranged by Makar Yekmalian and Rouben Gregorian and Sardarapat by Hovhannissyan-Asatruyan.
Hovsepian started studying the violin at age 4 and has had several teachers, including Jason Horowitz, Kyoko Horowitz, Sam Ou, Daniel Getz, Lynn Chang and Angelo Xiang Yu. He was the recipient of the Alice and Violent Ohanasian/Friends of Armenian Culture Society scholarship at NEC.