Inaugural concert of Armenian Music Series at UCLA Celebrates Mansur

Contact: Nune Alaverdyan
543 Arden Ave. Glendale, CA 91203
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 818-500-9997
Fax: 818-500-8500
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Lark Musical Society and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music announce
the inaugural concert of its Armenian Music Series at UCLA,
celebrating the 75th birthday of Armenia’s foremost composer Tigran
Mansurian with a performance of his critically acclaimed choral
masterpiece, Ars Poetica, as well as masterworks by Armenian composers
Edward Mirzoyan and Alexander Spendiaryan.

The January 26th concert at UCLA Schoenberg Hall will feature the
renowned Lark Musical Society Choir (Vatsche Barsoumian, conductor),
and members of the Armenian Music Ensemble at UCLA (Vanessa Vasquez,
soprano, VEM String Quartet).

The concert marks the launch of the newly created Armenian Music
Program at UCLA which will raise awareness and celebrate the rich and
diverse Armenian musical tradition, thanks to generous donor support.
In addition to the Armenian Music Concert Series, the two-year program
will include such initiatives as:

* A course in Armenian Music – taught by Vatsche Barsoumian – that is
offered in Spring 2014 and 2015 to students across UCLA (both Music
and non-Music majors).
* An International Conference on Armenian Music (Spring 2015), in
cooperation with Prof. Peter Cowe, Narekatsi Chair of Armenian
Language, UCLA.
* Full scholarship support of the Armenian Music Ensemble; a group of
extremely talented UCLA student musicians whose studies emphasis the
Armenian music repertoire.
* The Music Outreach Program sends our Armenian Music Ensemble, in
cooperation with the Lark Musical Society, into the community to
provide free music performances.
* An Armenian Art Song Competition (May 2014), in cooperation with the
UCLA Department of Music Opera and Voice program.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 2PM
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
445 Charles E. Young Dr. East, Los Angeles 90095
Please call Lark Musical Society (818)500-9997 for more information

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