LOS ANGELES—With the centennial of the Armenian Genocide around the corner, Lark Musical Society and UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music will premier Ian Krouse’s Armenian Requiem on April 22 at 8 p.m. There will be a pre-concert lecture by the composer, Ian Krouse, and the conductor, Neal Stulberg, at 7 p.m.
Armenian Requiem is a new work by Ian Krouse written entirely to Armenian texts featuring major liturgical selections from the Requiem Service of the Armenian Church and poems from Saint Gregory of Narek, Paruyr Sevak, Siamanto and Daniel Varoujan. Heralded conductor and head of the UCLA music department, Neal Stulberg, will lead the Lark Master Singers, the UCLA Symphonia, the “Tziatzan Children’s Choir,” and soloists Shoushik Barsoumian, Yeghishe Manucharian and Vladimir Chernov for this historic event.
Lark Musical Society embarked on a journey to bring 100 events to the community in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide as a call for action to all survivors of genocide to tell their story and re-create civilized communities and become beacons for truth and justice.
The Honorary Board for these major events includes Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Archbishop Mushegh Martirosyan, Bishop Michael Mouradian, Reverends Ron Tovmassian and Renee Tovmassian, Mr. & Mrs. Ken and Meredith Khachigian, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry and Patricia Turpanjian, Mr. & Mrs. Joe and Joyce Stein, Drs. Nazareth and Ani Darakjian, and Mr. & Mrs. Carl and Joan Terzian.
Tickets and information are available here.