• The AGBU NYSEC 7th Annual Performing Artists in Concert will feature: Samvel Arakelyan (violin), Narek Arutyunian (clarinet), Grigor Khachatryan (piano), Lilit Kurdiyan (cello), Nune Melikian (violin), Edvard Pogossian (cello), Veronika Vardpatrikyan (viola), Lauren Williams (oboe), Sarkis Zakarian (piano, artistc director).

November 17, 2014 | Press Releases

Tickets on Sale Now for AGBU NYSEC’s 7th Annual Performing Artists in Concert

All Proceeds from the Concert to Benefit AGBU Performing Arts Initiatives Worldwide

The AGBU New York Special Events Committee’s (NYSEC) Performing Artists in Concert is fast approaching and tickets are available now. The 7th annual event will take place on Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York.

The concert will be dedicated to celebrating the life and work of renowned Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian. The event, in honor of Mansurian’s 75th birthday, will bring together young musicians from Armenia, the United States and the United Kingdom. The musicians in this year’s international ensemble include: Samvel Arakelyan (violin), Narek Arutyunian (clarinet), Grigor Khachatryan (piano), Lilit Kurdiyan (cello), Nune Melikian (violin), Edvard Pogossian (cello), Veronika Vardpatrikyan (viola), Lauren Williams (oboe) and Sarkis Zakarian (piano). Zakarian, who recently launched the AGBU London Chamber Orchestra, will also serve as the artistic director for the evening.

Each musician participating in the concert has received an AGBU Performing Arts Fellowship, which has supported his or her training at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. This year’s ensemble includes graduates of the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Music, the Juilliard School and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The evening’s program will feature a diverse array of Western classical and Armenian composers. Along with lesser-known pieces by Grammy Award nominee Mansurian, guests will also be treated to two rarely performed transcriptions by Alexander Spendiaryan and works by Aram Khachaturian, Mozart and Schumann, among others.

Tickets for the benefit concert are on sale now. Seats are available in the orchestra and front balcony for $65 and in the rear balcony for $35. To purchase tickets, please call AGBU at (212) 319-6383 or visit www.carnegiehall.org.

If you would like to make a contribution to AGBU NYSEC initiatives, please visit https://donate.agbu.org/agbu-nysec-initiatives. Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will be recognized in the Performing Artists in Concert booklet and will receive two complimentary concert tickets and two invitations for dinner with the evening’s performers following the concert.

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs. Each year, AGBU is committed to making a difference in the lives of 500,000 people across Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian diaspora. Since 1906, AGBU has remained true to one overarching goal: to create a foundation for the prosperity of all Armenians.

To learn more visit www.agbu.org.

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