Choosing Life and Freedom: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas
Author: ANM Media
Published: Jan 12 2020, 09:13
dedicated to 150th birthday of Komitas will take place at Chicago Cultural
Center Preston Bradley Hall on January 12.
is presented by Crossing Borders Music through their concert series “Choosing Life and Freedom,” in collaboration with Armenian composer and pianist Tatev
Amiryan who will perform as a guest pianist at the concert.
performance will include arrangements of Komitas’ vocal music for string
quartet that is still popular today around the world. It will also honor
Komitas’ legacy and remember those who, like him, endured a horrific tragedy. To
do so, Armenian composer and pianist Tatev Amiryan will perform works by
Komitas, Arno Babajanyan and her own original compositions “Tristesse” and
“Waiting for the Dawn.”
The performance is the third in Crossing Borders
Music’s six-concert series “Choosing Life and Freedom,” featuring music by
composers who responded to terrible tragedies with music affirming life and to
oppression with music affirming freedom.