Komitas: A Canadian Tribute

October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

$40 & up

Koerner Hall, Bloor Street West, Toronto



Events Description

A multi-faceted celebration of the 150th birthday of the “soul of Armenian music,” Father Komitas Vartabed .

“[Komitas] …singlehandedly laid the foundations for Armenia’s classical tradition. And as a collector and arranger of folksongs, he did for Armenia what Bartók did for Hungary, turning simple material into bewitchingly sophisticated polyphony. After a Komitas concert in Paris, Claude Debussy declared that on the basis of a single song, he deserved to be recognised as a great composer.” (The Guardian)

Amici Chamber Ensemble has a 30-year legacy of innovative, evocative programming and a passion for presenting the best chamber music and musicians. Artistic Directors clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas, cellist David Hetherington, and pianist Serouj Kradjian invite some of the finest musicians to join them in celebrating friendship through music.

At this special concert, Amici will be joined by baritone Russell Braun, renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes” (Toronto Star), the 20-voice Elmer Iseler Singers, the celebrated Canadian Children’s Opera Company, soprano Lynn Isnar, Young Voices Toronto, and Hamazkayin Toronto “Erepuni” Dance Ensemble.

Co-presented with Amici Chamber Ensemble

Who is it for?


Tickets : $40 & up
How to get tickets?
Buy Online
Phone: 416.408.0208
At the door: Box Office


Date & Time: Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Venue: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Canada

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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