A special commemorative concert, “Hope and Remembrance,” will be presented Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. in Libby Gardner Hall. Featured will be Grammy Award-winning violinists, Igor and Vesna Gruppmann, noted Armenian soprano, Elada Chakoyan, Judd Sheranian of the Utah Symphony, noted pianists, Armine Ghazaryan and Karine Rafael, and the Salt Lake Children’s Choir.
The program will feature music by some of Armenia’s greatest composers, possibly unfamiliar to many in the West, such as Komitas, A.Tigranian and A. Babajanian–and will range from the sacred, 10th Century “Havun-Havun” to Aram Khachaturian’s famous “Sabre Dance.” Also heard will be J. S. Bach’s immortal Concerto for Two Violins in D Major, Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor, Woodward’s “Alleluia” (sung by the Salt Lake Children’s Choir) and “Echoes of Armenia” by Karine Rafael.
This is a rare opportunity to hear both familiar masterworks performed by world renowned artists and beautiful, but rarely-heard, treasures from one of the great cultures of the world.
All seats are $10 and tickets will be available at the door.