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Tigran Mansurian 80th Anniversary Celebration
Sponsored by the Herb Alpert School of Music
Co-sponsored by Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Symposium: “East and West: Search for Meeting Point”
2:00pm – 5:30pm March 6th, Jan Popper Theater
Armenia’s foremost living composer’s 80th anniversary is celebrated during a day-long symposium. Featured symposium speakers include composer/pianist Artur Avanesov (Armenia); Artistic Administrator of Seattle Symphony, Elena Dubinets; Director of Lark Musical Society, Vatsche Barsoumian, and Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies at UCLA, Peter Cowe.
8:00pm March 6th, Schoenberg Hall
Tigran Mansurian’s 80th anniversary is celebrated during a Gala Concert featuring several of his masterworks, including a US Premiere of a major chamber work, along with music of his close friends Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke, and Valentin Silvestrov. Featured guest artists include Principal Clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and UCLA faculty Boris Allakhverdyan, Artur Avanesov (piano), VEM String Quartet, Danielle Segen (mezzo-soprano), Antonio Lysy (cello), Varty Manouelian (violin), Movses Pogossian (violin), Miroslava Khomik (violin), James Lent (piano), Michael Kaufman (cello), James Bass, and the Seraphic Fire/UCLA Ensemble Artists.