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.