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MUSICAL BRIDGES Komitas @250 - Sinfonia Toronto concert

Presented by Sinfonia Toronto

February 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Meridian Arts Centre
5040 Yonge Street
Fee:  $42 adult; $35 senior and $15 student

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Nurhan Arman, Conductor

SINFONIA TORONTO BUILDS ‘MUSICAL BRIDGES’ WITH SONGS AND DANCES

Sinfonia Toronto’s February 22 concert in the Meridian Arts Centre is appropriately titled ‘Musical Bridges’. Celebrating the iconic Armenian composer Komitas’ 150th anniversary, Maestro Nurhan Arman has designed a program that features Nuné Melik, a virtuoso Armenian violinist, and the brilliant Canadian mezzo-soprano Beste Kalender. The musical selections for the evening are a bouquet of songs and dances juxtaposing the works of Komitas with miniature folkloric gems by several great composers, all inspired by their national roots.

The concert will feature two important premieres. Violinist Nuné Melik will perform the Canadian premiere of Armenian composer Vache Sharafyan’s Concertoserenata, and mezzo-soprano Beste Kalender will give the world premiere of Turkish composer Tahsin Incirci’s Three Songs. The program will also include dances with Greek and Hungarian roots.

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