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Music & Performance

In Remembrance: Treasures of Armenian Classical, Contemporary & Folk Music


Copresented by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Celebrate Armenia’s rich musical heritage with exquisite performances of works spanning more than one thousand years. In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, the concert presents works by mystic philosopher Saint Grigor Narekatsi, beloved 18th-century bard Sayat-Nova, and the revered master composer Komitas Vardapet alongside selections by contemporary masters Tigran Mansurian, Artashes Kartalyan, and Geghuni Chitjian. Enjoy an evening of performances by the UCLA VEM Ensemble with special guest Armen Adamian, director of the UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble, performing on the duduk (դուդուկ). Introduction by artistic director, violinist, and UCLA professor Movses Pogossian.


"Keler Tsoler" by Komitas
"Manushakin" by Geghuni Chitjian

Danielle Segen
"Havun Havun" by Grigor Narekatsi
UCLA VEM Ensemble
"Ampel A (Clouds)" by Komitas (arr. Aslamazian)
Pogossian Family Ensemble
"Es Ko Ghimetn Chim Gidi" by Sayat-Nova
Alexandra and Lilia Yaralian
"You Have Always Been Mine" by Sayat-Nova
Danielle Segen
"Arakel Mushegh" Folk Song
UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble
"Aparan" by Jora Grigoryan
UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble
"O Soul of My Soul, My Love" by Tigran Mansurian
UCLA VEM Ensemble
"Hov Arek, after Komitas" by Ian Krouse
Pogossian Family Ensemble
"Papaq (Wish)" from Tekeyan Triptych by Artashes Kartalyan
UCLA VEM Ensemble "Yar Nazani (Dear Loved One)" by Alan Hovhaness
UCLA VEM Ensemble


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