Yerazart Musicians Come to Alex Theatre
Yerazart, a Boston-based non-profit arts organization dedicated to bringing the finest performers from Armenia across the pond is set to embark on its North American tour starting with a performance on Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. at 7:30 p.m.Six young musicians will bring the folk and classical traditions of their homeland to North American audiences in cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Boston/Watertown, in addition to Glendale.
Performances will include the duduk ( Armenian oboe), piano, violin, cello, classical guitar, kanoon( Armenian zither), and an ethnographic Armenian folk singer.
The six musical prodigies include Arsen Petrosyan, 15, a student of duduk master Gevork Dabaghyan, kanoon and piano player Anahit Dilbaryan,17, Violinist Naira Grigoryan, 13 and 15-year-old Armenian folk singer Hovhannes Aleksanyan. Award-winning cellist Vardan Gasparyan, 19 and classical guitarist Vahan Davtyan, 20, will also be present to lend their talents.
Yerezart was founded in 2004 by Noubar Afeyan and Raffi Festekjian and aims to promote, encourage and support talented young local Armenian musicians by providing them with concert tours, master classes, support in international competitions and tuition relief.
Tickets for the event range in price from $20 to $30 and can be purchased online or at the box office. Special discounts for seniors and students are available.