Lark Musical Society Continues its Centennial Commemorative Program
LOS ANGELES—The voices and symphonic melodies from Lark Musical Society of Los Angeles will echo throughout Los Angeles County as they prepare to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. In Lark’s effort to honor the cultural impact the Armenian Genocide has taken on music, Lark ensembles will perform at various venues throughout Los Angeles, two of these performances have already been released for ticket sales.
Two new concerts top the slate of activities Lark plans for its 2015 season. With 30 events presented since May of 2014, the Southern California mainstay continues its program to produce 100 cultural events to mark the 100th Anniversary of the tragic events of 1915.
January begins with Dilijan. Grammy Award winning violist Kim Kashkashian and remarkable Armenian composer and pianist ArturAvanesov, return for a blockbuster program of two World Premieres (by Avanesov and Tigran Mansurian), alongside works by Enescuand Mendelssohn. Violinists Varty Manouelian and Movses Pogossian, violists Juan Miguel Hernandez and Andrew McIntosh, and cellist Karen Ouzounian also bring their considerable talents to Zipper Concert Hall on Jan. 18 at 3 pm.
January 24, 2015, 8:00 pm – AEUNA, AMAA, and Lark Join in Commemoration: “Our Light, Our Hope”
The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, formed in joint effort by the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America and the Armenian Missionary Association of America, brings the collective artistic force of the Lark Musical Society to the majestic Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on Jan. 24 at 8 pm. Under the direction of Vatsche Barsoumian, “Our Light, Our Hope” weaves music, speech, and dance into a three-part look at the Armenian story through time.
Donations towards this event can be made payable to AEUNA (memo: Centennial Concert) and mailed to 411 E. Acacia Ave #200; Glendale, CA 91205-2821.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit online at www.Lark2015.org or call the Lark Musical Society at (818) 500-9997
Lark Musical Society is a not-for-profit organization and welcomes the community’s generous donations in support of its program of 100 for the 100th. Any checks can be made payable to The Lark Musical Society and mailed to 543 Arden Avenue, Glendale, California 91203.
The mission of LARK is to serve as the musical and cultural brain trust for the Armenian community in Los Angeles – at LARK, music is studied, researched, created, published, felt, and performed by young and old. In so doing, LARK instills the beauty of Armenian heritage, history and culture in the hearts and minds of our next generation and ensures that our collective voice will reverberate in the Diaspora for years to come. Through the beauty of music we will win the hearts and minds of our youth and our community and this will strengthen our roots and preserve the Armenian identity in Los Angeles.