Topic: Music

FRESNO — Armenian-American composer and performer Joseph Bohigian has released a new composition titled “The Water Has Found its Crack” exploring the Armenian experience of exile as expressed through music. For this project,[...]

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[...]

By Henrik Bakhchinyan Recently, I received the new edition of the fifth volume of the Great Russian Encyclopedia (Moscow, 2015). Having spent many years studying the works of Sayat-Nova and medieval literature, I naturally read the article[...]

BERLIN — Walking up towards the Brandenburg Gate, you see on the ground a myriad of small red votive candles, lined up in rows to form a huge cross. Behind it, on a stage, an orchestra plays a piece by Komitas. It is November 6 in[...]

YEREVAN / SEOUL — Andi Roselund is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, three-time iF Award-winning commercial sound designer, music educator and music director. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, to a Swedish-American father and[...]

BOSTON — By now, most readers of the Mirror-Spectator, particularly those who live in the Boston area have heard that oudist and singer Harry Minassian passed away this June. Amongst all the other bad news of the year 2020, the Armenian[...]

DETROIT AND BOSTON — Brian Ansbigian, 32, is an oud player born and raised in the Boston area, who has been up-and-coming for some time now. He is regarded by elders as well as his peers as one of the newest major players in this style[...]

DETROIT — The region of Cilicia occupies a unique place in the history of the Armenians, which began after the incursions of the Turks in Asia Minor in the 11th century and the exile of the Armenian nobility. From the time that Baron[...]

SEATTLE — The radio station KPTZ-91.9 FM will present a new weekly music program called “Exploring Music,” hosted by Tigran Arakelyan, artistic director and conductor of the Port Townsend Symphony. The show will air every Sunday from[...]

By Harry Kezelian Special to the Mirror-Spectator DETROIT and YEREVAN — MVF Band has just released a music video of the classic Makhmur Aghjik dedicated to the song’s creators, Silva Kaputikyan and Khachatur Avetisyan, and filmed at[...]