MI2N
Music Industry News Network
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22ND
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Events (more headlines) 02-20-2014

Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: The Music Of Armenia

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://www.berklee.edu/news
The Signature Music Series at Berklee continues on March 3 with Berklee’s 6th annual Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia. The program will feature Perspectives Ensemble directed by flutist Sato Moughalian, presenting Dark Eyes/New Eyes, with a cappella folk trio Zulal and live painting by Kevork Mourad. Special guests include Ludo Mlado and acclaimed Armenian folk singer Aleksan Harutyunyan.

The concert will also feature music from neighboring regions, including a set of Bulgarian music with Berklee’s Pletenitsa Choir, the Ludo Mlado Dance Ensemble, the Sayat Nova Folk Dance Ensemble, and the Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen.

Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia takes place Monday, March 3, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC), 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Reserved seating tickets are available for $8 in advance, $12 day of show at berklee.edu/bpc. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call the BPC at 617-747-2261.

The festival brings visiting artists from The Middle East and the Mediterranean together with students to experience the musical traditions of the regions – in past years highlighting Flamenco, Balkan, Turkish, Lebanese, and Palestinian music. Festival founder and director Christiane Karam, assistant professor of voice, chose Armenia this time because she is part Armenian. “My grandparents were exiled in 1915 and my mother was born in Beirut,” said Karam. “It was important to me to go back to my roots and tell the story of the people and the culture through their music.”

Perspectives Ensemble was founded in 1993 by its artistic director Moughalian. The ensemble presents the works of composers in cultural context with thematic programs on subjects that bridge the visual, musical, and literary arts. Dark Eyes/New Eyes had its genesis in the friendship and collaboration that developed between Moughalian, Eve Beglarian, and Kevork Mourad. “These two New York based Armenian artists and I share aspects of our family histories,” said Moughalian. “All of us being the descendants of people who were displaced, and then went on to create vibrant new lives.”

Dark Eyes/New Eyes incorporates a wide range of Armenian music–very old and very new. The program traces the arc of a life, from beginnings in a mountainous Armenian village, spending youth in a city learning an ancient art form, desolation, recovery and regenerating in a new place. “Dark Eyes/New Eyes honors our ancestors and our friends–those who have passed into the great beyond but have left with us the gifts of their art and their spirits,” added Moughalian.

Syrian-born artist Kevork Mourad will paint live on-stage during Dark Eyes/New Eyes. After getting his master’s from Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts in Armenia, Mourad got the idea to combine visual art with his love of music. He has worked with many world-class musicians using his technique of spontaneous painting.

On February 28, Moughalian and Zulal will present a public clinic at Berklee. For more information, please visit Berklee.edu/events/music-armenia.

The Dark Eyes/New Eyes program is co-curated by Moughalian, Mourad, and Karam. The Signature Music Series at Berklee embraces the college’s global community and Boston’s diverse musical tastes.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Darrell Cole's "Swahili" Fights Negative African Stereotypes

The Inspiration Behind The Versions Of "Santa Baby" Remakes... Hint, Never Marilyn Monroe!

China Arts Foundation International 2015 New Year's Concert

EVENTIDE UPDATES TIMEFACTOR WITH NEW LOOPER

The New Black 7 Release "God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise" EP

Indie Act Automatik Eden Garner Rave Reviews For Both EP And Video With Their New Release "Gold To Straw"

Luna Sopor Releases Second Album - Cobalt - Rock

EVENTIDE ANNOUNCES H9 MAX



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Ole Receives Indie Publisher Of The Year Award From AIMP
» EVENTIDE UPDATES TIMEFACTOR WITH NEW LOOPER
» [PIAS] Agrees Deal With Ipecac Recordings
» Award-Winning Documentary Film Featuring Top Drum And Bugle Corps Presents Unique Fundraising Opportunity
» Discover Underground Music On Skunk Radio Live
» ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento Announces Retirement
» Digital Musical Holiday Cards Are All The Rage, And Live365 Has The Solution
» China Arts Foundation International 2015 New Year's Concert
» MATCHSTICKMEN STAND UP TO BULLYING WITH CHARITY SINGLE
» John Fogerty Statement About Current Lawsuit


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Is Nashville's New "It" City Status Threatening Its Musical Roots?
» The Connect Sessions: An Extravaganza Presented By SPIN And Powered By Microsoft
» BMG Signs Worldwide Rights Management Deal With Chinese Music Company Giant Jump
» CMA Gives Snapshot Into Music Discovery Behavior
» How To Manage Your Talent: FIVE Realistic Tips For Success
» Executive Wach: Villanova University School Of Law, Mozart's Estates Theatre, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music Group, HighVolMusic, New West Records
» PRS Guitars Amps Up 30 Years Of Manufacturing
» Spotify Overtakes ITunes In Europe For Kobalt
» Incisors Break Through The Dawn With Their Debut Album On Nov. 28
» The First Chinese Rock Exhibition Launched In Beijing
» CIAM Congress Meets In Nashville To Discuss Music Copyright In The Digital Age
» The Modern Musical Magi Of Beijing

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2014 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.