BOSTON — The Friends of Armenian Culture Society will present the 69th annual Armenian Night at the Pops on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m.
This year, violin sensation Diana Adamyan will appear as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. The 22-year-old virtuoso, winner of the 2018 Menuhin International Violin Competition — the world’s most prestigious prize for young violinists — will join the orchestra and music director Keith Lockhart in a performance of a romantic masterpiece — the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E-minor by Felix Mendelssohn.
Adamyan is quickly gaining an international reputation as one of her generation’s most outstanding violinists. After winning the first prize at the Menuhin International, she went on to receive first prize in the 2020 Khachaturian Violin Competition, held online due the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adamyan gave her London debut playing Bach’s Double Concerto with Pinchas Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015. She has also appeared at Seiji Ozawa’s Matsumoto Festival in Japan, at Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, and at HIMA Festival in Iceland. She is no stranger to the Boston Community, having performed spectacularly with a group of young and talented musicians at Longy School of Music in 2016 in a concert presented by the YerazArt Foundation.
Her upcoming engagements include recitals in Tokyo and France, and debut appearances with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester and Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, and a performance at the Aspen Music Festival this summer.
Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson will round out the program on June 8, joining Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. Best known for originating the role of George Washington in “Hamilton,” Jackson will perform music from Harry Belafonte to “In the Heights,” drawing from his favorites in pop, soul, Broadway, and his own original music, including his Emmy-award winning songs for “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company. “