July 10, 2017
Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra's New York Debut

The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1925 and considered to be at the forefront of musical ensembles in Eastern Europe, is a true global ambassador of Armenia’s rich traditions of classical music and wealth of outstanding Armenian classical musicians. The Orchestra’s commitment to Armenian music and culture is reflected by its direct engagement with Armenian composers and its pride in hosting some of the region’s premiere solo artists, making the Orchestra one of Armenia’s most treasured national institutions.  On November 29, 2017, the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, described by The Boston Globe as rich, colorful, fullthroated sound” makes its historic New York debut at Carnegie Hall presented by the Armenia Fund USA, with a program that is a testament to the Orchestra’s devotion to artistic excellence and love of country, with the world premiere of a new work by young Armenian composer and pianist, Karén Hakobyan.  The piece, “Pomegranate Trees,” is inspired by Armenian-American writer William Saroyan’s short story of the same title.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Pinchas Zukerman
, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

KARÉN HAKOBYAN “Pomegranate Trees” Symphonic Poem for Orchestra (World Premiere)
BRAHMS Double Concerto for violin and cello, Op. 102
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

With the highest standards of ethics and transparency in every aspect of project management, the Armenia Fund USA supports sustainable, long-term ventures that directly impact the social and economic welfare of Armenia and Karabakh in a transitional period of their national history. The Fund’s efforts are primarily focused on developing the infrastructure of some of the most vulnerable, and vital, pillars of the community: roads, schools, medical facilities and utilities, as well as humanitarian programs in education, training and healthcare.  Since its founding in 1992, the Armenia Fund USA has made significant contributions to organizations, such as The Orphan Fund, the Martuni Hospital, Water Supply Initiative, North-South Highway and the ongoing reconstruction of the Tchaikovsky Secondary Music School in Yerevan.

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