Topic: Music

By Joshua Kosman SAN FRANCISCO (San Francisco Chronicle) — It’s no easy matter getting an opera audience to warm to the title character of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.” She’s vain, flighty, materialistic — no, a straight-up[...]

FRANKFURT — “My name is Clara, Clara Wieck.” She stands in center stage, her hands clasped, dressed in an elegant blouse and long skirt, her dark hair pulled back to accentuate the fine features of her oval face. She greets the[...]

HOLLYWOOD — His music became the stuff of legend. His journey to worldwide acclaim the touchpoints of the so-called American Dream. The son of Armenian Genocide survivors, with no formal education or musical training, Charles Aznavour[...]

WINCHESTER, Mass. — She got the audience on their feet and she brought the house down. On September 27, pop singer Lilit Hovhannisyan took her unique stage show and pop stylings from Yerevan to Boston. As part of her 75-city world tour,[...]

YEREVAN/BUENOS AIRES — Alin Demirdjian is an Argentinian-Armenian singer-songwriter. She has two solo albums with her own songs in Spanish, and she has also been part of different Argentinian and Armenian musical projects in Buenos[...]

By Harry A. Kezelian III PHILADELPHIA — Eighty years ago, in 1939, three teenage Armenian-American brothers, Sam, Mike, and Joe Vosbikian, from St. Gregory’s Armenian Church in North Philadelphia, started a band with their two[...]

YEREVAN and NEW YORK — When master pianist Sahan Arzruni spent the majority of June working with music students in some of Armenia’s rural towns, he was interested in learning about the state of musical education outside of Yerevan. He[...]

NEW YORK — “Gorky’s Dream Garden” will be performed at the Newark Museum of Art in a site-specific Love Songs Showscape chamber preview on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m. (with a pre-concert spectacle at 1:30 p.m.). The exclusive[...]

By Harry Kezelian Special to the Mirror-Spectator Imagine a world where jazz music in America remained to this day the most popular dance music for parties, just as it was in the Big Band Swing Era. Where the jazz world didn’t turn[...]

By Néstor Castiglione LOS ANGELES and YEREVAN — Arriving at the airport, exhausted and cramped after a 21-hour flight with more turbulence than my admittedly timid sensibilities could handle, I quickly made my way to the nearest[...]