Actor Nora Armani brings to life Armenian legends and songs from pagan times to the modern era, including the gripping Birth of Vahakn (Armenia’s God of Fire and
conqueror of dragons), the ancient legend of the doomed lovers of Akhtamar, and the story of the enchanted Dove Abbey by national poet Hovhannes Toumanyan.
photo: Still from video by Gregory Singer
Cellist David Bakamjian performs poignant folk
songs collected by Komitas, haunting sacred chants from the middle ages, and evocative music by twentieth-century composer Akan Hovhaness,
Solo cello and spoken wordcome together in Evocations of Armenia, weaving poetry and music into a rich tapestry of Armenian life and culture past and present. Texts selected by Armani and music arranged by Bakamjian combine and merge into a fascinating and entertaining program.
photo: Lola Koundakjian
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was originally created for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as part
of the “Sunday at the MET” series. Its first performance in the Grace Rainey Rogers
Auditorium to a capacity crowd was welcomed with a rousing standing ovation
and high critical acclaim.
Following that, the program was presented in Yerevan, Armenia.
Other engagements include the New York Society Library and various international venues.
EVOCATIONS OF ARMENIA
Actor Nora Armani
Cellist David Bakamjian
in a new program at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sunday at the Met-
Armenian Khatchkar (stone Cross)
starting at 1.30 pm with talks on
Mideaval Armenian Art & Culture
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
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