LOS ANGELES—Excitement is mounting in anticipation of the eagerly awaited symphonic concert of Maestro Greg Hosharian conducting the Armenian Pops Orchestra in “A Celebration of Tradition / Symphonic Interpretations of Timeless Melodies.” The concert will take place on Sunday, March 9, at 6 pm, at the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.
The concert program will include works by some of history’s most revered composers, new compositions, and will feature an orchestral arrangement of traditional folk melodies from the Armenian Highlands. Also featured will be the inspiring voice of soloist mezzo-soprano Talin Nalbandian, a recipient of the Edward Hosharian Fund Scholarship.
In his highly praised debut concert in 2010, Greg Hosharian took up the baton to lead a 30-piece symphonic orchestra to honor the memory of his father, Edward Hosharian, 20 years after his untimely passing. Edward Hosharian, composer, maestro, educator and tireless advocate for the Armenian community, created an atmosphere of pride, hope and joy with his prolific compositional output and numerous concert productions. His son Greg has now recaptured that cultural euphoria and is continuing to introduce it to present and future generations with this second concert and a series of others envisioned to follow in the future.
Greg Hosharian began playing piano at the age of four, when his father became his first music teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from the California Institute of the Arts and a master’s degree in composition and orchestration from California State University, Northridge. He is active in orchestration and teaching, in addition to composing soundtracks for film, television, animation and video-game projects. Hosharian has also formed three bands of his own: Vendetta, Hosharian Brothers Band and Armenian Space Station. In 2009 Armenian Space Station performed to an enthusiastic audience in Yerevan, Armenia. As keyboardist for Redemption, Greg has toured Europe and North America.
All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Edward Hosharian Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and enhancing Armenian classical and ethnic music by awarding scholarships to college-level music students of Armenian descent.
The Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. Parking is available across the street at the Disney Concert Hall and at the California Plaza. For concert tickets, please visit www.edwardhosharian.com.