Komitas Vardapet is often considered the true father of modern Armenian music. In addition to assembling a 300-person chorus in Constantinople, creating definitive editions of Armenian liturgical music, and advocating this music throughout Europe, Komitas's greatest achievement may be as the country's foremost ethnomusicologist. Over his life, he recorded as many as 4,000 folk melodies (1,800 of which survive today). Thursday's Cereal Music will focus on just a small sampling of this massive song repertoire and will feature renown interpreters including Isabel Bayrakdarian, Hasmik Papian, and Anna Mayilyan. Stepan Atamian hosts.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm