Mosaic Presents: Arshile Gorky and Armenian Folk Ensembles at MOCA

The exhibition Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective is currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles through September 20. Hamazkayin’s Mosaic Concert Committee is organizing an evening of Armenian folk musical interpretations and original compositions by Armenian Public Radio and A Splinter, which will take place on September 9 in the courtyard of the MOCA from 5 to 8 pm.

The Museum is open late on this night from 5 to 8 pm and is free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to attend and walk through Gorky’s exhibit before closing on September 20. In the setting of the MOCA, visitors will enjoy Armenian Public Radio’s acoustic revival of Armenian folk melodies performed by Saro Koujakian, Ryan Demirjian and Mher Ajamian. While savoring a glass of wine, art and music lovers can reminisce with A Splinter as Ashot Tadevosian sings the humorous stories of our Armenian realities.  

This event will be a prelude to the Mosaic IV Concert which will be held on Sunday, October 17 at the open air Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles. The concert will prove to be a mosaic of musical genres, in both Armenian and English, for all those who wish to experience five of the best bands in Los Angeles. This year’s lineup includes: Viza, Armenian Space Station, Echocell, A Splinter and Armenian Public Radio.

The creation of an annual “Mosaic” concert is part of Hamazkayin’s goal to develop programs that will pique the interest of young Armenians and encourage their participation, while instilling in them a cultural identity. In its fourth year, Mosaic concerts celebrate the diverse sounds of our culture and its progression today by introducing and promoting the broad range of musical talents of young Armenians. For more information on Mosaic IV concert, go to Tickets are now on sale at

September 9 is also the famous Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk, which provides a self-guided tour of the many galleries and museums in downtown Los Angeles. For parking and metro information, go to and


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