Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 5:00p -
First Armenian Church
380 Concord Ave.
Belmont, MA 02478
Explore the richness and beauty of three ancient cultures: Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine. Their songs reveal the beauty of their souls and strengthen the bond of nations through music, which transcends language and customs. Seven world-class artists, representatives of each region, will showcase their favorite melodies of their Homeland.
Two concerts: one at Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church on Friday, September 15th at 7:30PM (146 Forest Hills St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130) and one on Saturday, September 16th, at 5PM at First Armenian Church in Belmont ((380 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 01803).
We hope that Ukrainian, Georgian and Armenian communities will visit each other's centers, and representatives of other cultures and nationalities will come to learn something new about these rich musical nations.
Levon Hovsepian, piano; Masters Degree in Piano from Longy School of Music; His "Favorite Piano Masterpieces" CD was played on WGBH Radio, Moscow and Yerevan Radio Stations. He was the guest artist at the reception honoring the President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian and Senator Edward Kennedy.
Vartan Gabrielian, bass-baritone, attends the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. Gabrielian is a 2017 Career Bridges Grant winner and a 2016 Gerda Lissner Lieder/Song Award winner.
Narine Babadjanian, piano. Tbilisi State Conservatory. She performed all over the world and with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
David Gvinianidze, baritone; recipient of the U.N. Medal for promoting arts and culture in the world; soloist of Batumi Opera.
Merab Ebralidze, piano; winner of several piano competitions, teacher at The New York conservatory.
Olga Lisovska, soprano. Studied at Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France. Winner of several vocal competitions, she is a soloist with Commonwealth Lyric Theater.
Galyna Kryvanich, piano. Masters Degree in piano performance, pedagogy and Artist of The Chamber Ensemble, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Ukraine; Bachelor Degree and Specialist Diploma in piano performance, Odessa Music Conservatory, Ukraine
Program will include the most beloved melodies, such as "Kiev Waltz", "Tbiliso", "Ov, Siroon, Siroon", "Yerebuni", Sabre Dance by Khachaturyan, songs and piano works by Babadjanian, Kos-Anatolsky, Lysenko, etc.