Exchange students from Armenia to perform at HWS

 Finger Lakes Times 
Jan 17 2024


    GENEVA — Young musicians from Armenia will perform on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Thursday night.

    Albright Auditorium will host the performance of ArmFolk, a folk ensemble of high school students from Armenia visiting the United States as part of Rotary International Friendship Program. The show is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.

    While in Geneva, the group will perform at Geneva High School on Thursday morning.

    The group will offer a presentation of Armenian culture through music and dance. Traditional instruments such as the Spiritual Duduk (woodwind instrument), Dhol (double-headed drum) and Qanun (string instrument) will provide exotic and captivating sounds to accompany musical compositions incorporating lively dances, superb vocals and vibrant costumes.

    A dinner and reception will be held prior to the performance at the home of President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan at 690 S. Main St.

    As part of Rotary International Friendship Program, Geneva Rotarians are hosting the exchange students in their homes.