Topic: Classical Music

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — For the multitude of guests who ventured to the St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral Complex and Diocesan Center on the evening of Thursday, October 7, it was a festive homecoming: a resumption of the vital[...]

YEREVAN / PARIS – American composer and violinist Kristapor Allen Najarian was born in 1991 in Orange County, Calif. He studied music composition and violin at the University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor of Arts degree in Music)[...]

GYUMRI —Sunday, August 22. Gyumri, in the Black Fortress. About 300 guests gathered for a very special event. Ars Musica, a renowned men’s chorus from Germany, was on a concert tour in Armenia, having already performed in Tatev,[...]

TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Armenians can be found in nearly any corner of the world and in nearly every profession, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that one of the longstanding members of George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic[...]

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[...]