A concert dedicated to 150th birthday of Komitas will take place at Chicago
Cultural Center Preston Bradley Hall on January 12.
The concert is presented by Crossing Borders Music through their concert series
“Choosing Life and Freedom [https://crossingbordersmusic.org/],” in
collaboration with Armenian composer and pianist Tatev Amiryan who will perform
as a guest pianist at the concert.
The 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