Topic: Classical Music

HALLE, Germany — The cathedral in Halle is huge, but once the doors closed and visitors had taken their seats, it was almost full — at least as full as it could be under pandemic conditions of social distancing. In mid-afternoon on[...]

BRUSSELS — Four young musicians from Brussels have just concluded a concert tour of Armenia, bringing the healing power of music to layers of the population still suffering the impact of war and pandemic disease. The Akhtamar Quartet[...]

NEW YORK— Constantine Orbelian is a man with a plan; he is fully immersed in his plans as the new conductor and music director of New York City Opera (NYCO). He is also happy that he is finally back home in New York. As with the rest of[...]

NEW YORK — New York City Opera (Michael Capasso, General Director) has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed conductor and pianist Constantine Orbelian as the company’s music director and principal conductor. Orbelian[...]

YEREVAN — On Saturday May 22, 2021 Lexington Grammy Nominee composer Hayg Boyadjian’s concerto for violoncello and orchestra, after a year’s delay due to the pandemic, was premiered at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall with a[...]

ARLINGTON, Mass. — “I welcome you to this special event dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the birth of Alan Hovhaness, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.” This is how Dr. Ara Ghazarians, curator of the Armenian[...]

CLEVELAND — The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone. Among those who found this time the most difficult have been religious communities whose member were not able to congregate in person, and musicians and music fans who have[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/ATLANTA — Hailed by many music critics as “a genuine old school virtuoso,” “an incredible mixture of dazzling virtuosity and immaculate musicianship,” “an artist of[...]

Los Angeles — In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, Armenian-American classical musicians have come together for the families of Armenian heroes. Organized by the Pogossian/Manouelian musician family, Songs of[...]

The name of the Swiss artist Aimée Rapin is unfamiliar to the general public. Yet her name deserves to be known for a number of reasons: first of all, as an artist in general and secondly, and this is the most unusual and stupendous fact[...]