Armenian genocide memorial
Music & Performance

From the Highlands to the Concert Hall: Classical Music of Armenia

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Copresented by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Armenia’s rich musical history is brought to life by the UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble, featuring baritone Garrett Schoonover, and the VEM String Quartet. Conducted by Movses Pogossian, violinist, Professor of Music at UCLA.

Commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, this concert features exquisite chamber music by one of the founders of Armenian modern classical music, Komitas Vardapet, as well as composers Romanos Melikian and Edward Mirzoian.

This concert also includes the world premiere of Kristapor Najarian’s Rhapsodic Fantasy for two scordatura cellos.

VEM String Quartet (Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Anan Corcoran, Morgan O’Shaugnessey, Anne Suda)
Garrett Schoonover, baritone
Antonio Lysy, cello
Charles Tyler, cello

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