PROVIDENCE — Exactly one year ago, the noted Armenian composer, teacher, public figure Levon Chaushyan died prematurely. His name is widely known as the author of symphonic, instrumental, chamber, vocal works, which are widely published and performed all over the world.
Chaushyan founded and has been the permanent president of the Armenian Musical Assembly for the past 25 years. At various times he was deputy chairman of the Union of Composers of Armenia, chairman and jury member of many international competitions and festivals. O was also the chairman of the council for awarding presidential prizes to young talented musicians, and was the chairman of the Armenian Center for Symphonic Music. As a professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas, Chaushyan educated a large galaxy of young composers.
Chaushyan had received the title of Honored Artist of Armenia.
In memory of this outstanding composer, the Amaras Art Alliance, and the Cultural Committee of the Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church have organized memorial concerts in his memory, in which his works, as well as the music of other Armenian composers, will be performed. The composer’s daughter, pianist Anahit Chaushyan from England, as well as singer Knarik Nerkararyan and pianist Levon Hovsepian will take part. Opening remarks by composer Konstantin Petrossian.
Concerts will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m., at the Egavian Cultural Center, 70 Jefferson Street, Providence, RI, and on Sunday, March 12 at 5 pm, at the Armenian Cultural Foundation, 441 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA.