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The British and Armenian musical bridge

Published: Nov 04 2019

Author: ANM Media
The third concert of the British and Armenian musical bridge concert will take place on the 5th of November at Komitas Museum-Institute. This project involves a dialogue between classical and contemporary music from the UK and Armenia which celebrates creative exchange between these two nations.          

According to museum-institute, it presents British musical traditions to Armenian audiences, performed by Armenian musicians, and aims to share Armenian culture around the world with the help of British composers. Thanks to the project, British composers James Moriarty, Joseph Howard, Alice Hunter, and Jonathan Woolgar have created brand new pieces based on Armenian poetry by Vahan Teryan, Avetik Isahakyan, Yeghishe Charents and Vahagn Davtyan which will be premiered by Armenian opera singers, Sofya Sayadyan and Berj Karazian. The concert will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Komitas. It will culminate with the world premiere of James Moriarty’s duet for two sopranos written to mark the 150th anniversary of Komitas, based on the poem ‘‘In memory of Komitas’’ by Yeghishe Charents.      

Concert project initiator and organizer is composer, pianist, graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London Arpine Kalinina.