Topic: Classical Music

If you mention “Eurovision” in Germany, or any other European country, what comes to mind for most people is the Eurovision Song Contest for popular music. This year’s event took[...]

By Maral Tanielian Der Torossian Special to the Mirror-Spectator ARLINGTON, Mass. — On May 31, the Amaras Arts Alliance hosted a benefit concert to support the Kapan International Music Festival,[...]

ARLINGTON, Mass. — Arguably, no American composer has enjoyed higher praise, been lauded by more musical luminaries, or been hailed as the “Prince of Music” quite like Alan Hovhaness. On[...]

NEW YORK — A work by composer Mary Kouyoumdjian was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize earlier this month. The work, “Paper Pianos,” a music-theatre hybrid, was described by[...]

By Hugh Morris NEW YORK (New York Times) — Kirill Gerstein, a Soviet-born pianist whose parents sold their only proper asset — a garage — so that they could afford[...]

NEW YORK — On Saturday, April 13, Pegasus: The Orchestra, led by founder, principal conductor, and artistic director, Karén Hakobyan, conducts the 2023-2024 Season’s Finale in a commemoration of Aram[...]

By Hasmik Seymour LONDON — On  January 24, Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan made her much-anticipated début of at the legendary Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in Puccini’s “La[...]

BOSTON — Many stars have graced the stage of Carnegie Hall, including Armenians such as Charles Aznavour, Tigran Hamasyan, and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Joining their ranks on March[...]

YEREVAN/HELSINKI — Finnish composer Vladimir Agopov (born 1953, Lugansk, Ukraine) graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1977 after studying with major Soviet composers Aram Khachaturian (composition) and Edison Denisov[...]

YEREVAN — Conductor Nvart Andreassian was born in Istanbul; since 2017, she has lived in Armenia. From 1966 to 1971, she studied at the Romanos Melikyan Music School, Armenia, with[...]