Topic: Music

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/SKOPJE — The Tavitjan brothers from Skopje, Macedonia, Diran (born in 1977) and Garo (born in 1982) work in the fields of jazz, contemporary, ethno, experimental and[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/BELGRADE — Katarina Kacunkovic is a Serbian singer, songwriter, producer, vocal educator and radio host. She was born in Belgrade, in the family of famous sculptor Milorad[...]

NEW YORK — Perspectives Ensemble, in cooperation with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, presents “Dark Eyes/New Eyes: A Celebration of Armenian Music,” on Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine,[...]

FRESNO — The Armenian Studies Program will hold a special event, “Armenian-American Musical Heritage of the San Joaquin Valley,” on Saturday, February 29, 1-5 p.m., in the University Business Center on the Fresno State campus. The[...]

FRANKFURT — The Frankfurt Radio Symphony orchestra (hr-Sinfonieorchester) will welcome Alain Altinoglu as its new music director, beginning with the 2021-2022 season. The French-Armenian musician was born in Paris in 1975 and, since[...]

LOS ANGELES — “Music of Historic Armenia” will be a lecture/performance by oud virtuoso Richard Hagopian at Abril Bookstore on February 22, where he will discuss the origins and melodic modes of Armenian music, focusing on the[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Constantine Orbelian, an acclaimed Armenian-American conductor and pianist, has been reinstated as director of Armenia’s national opera theater after winning a court battle against the government. Orbelian was[...]

NEW YORK — From the high plains of Anatolia to the smoky mountains of Appalachia, Raffi Joe Wartanian’s second album Critical Distance captures the spirit of these two symbolic regions — and all the rich forces of nature in between.[...]

By Ara Arakelian Pianist Sahan Arzruni has produced a new album dedicated to the piano music of Alan Hovhaness.  The prolific American-Armenian composer who hailed from Massachusetts is often known for his mystical and ephemeral style of[...]

TORONTO (CBS News) — He may not look like a rock star, but for a certain shorter fanbase, Raffi is just that. “I’m the lucky guy whose songs apparently delight children,” he said. He’s been playing children’s music[...]