AGBU New England to Present Artists in Concert

On March 31, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) New England District will host an evening of classical and traditional Armenian music at the legendary Harvard Club in Boston, Mass.

The concert will feature classically trained Armenian musicians Ani Kalayjian, cellist; Sylvie Zakarian, percussionist and marimba soloist; Henrik Karapetyan, violinist; Karén Hakobyan, pianist and composer; and Sofya Melikyan, pianist. All are past recipients of AGBU scholarships in the performing arts and have performed on international stages, winning numerous competitions.

Under the direction of Mezzo-Soprano Solange Merdinian and Conductor Aram Demirjian, the program will feature selections of harmonious pieces by such composers as Khachaturian, Artunian, Babadjanian, Mirzoyan, Komitas, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff.

The concert begins at 8 p.m., followed by an open bar and hors d’oeuvres reception where guests will have an opportunity to meet the artists. Parking is available at the Harvard Club.

The event is made possible by the generous support of the AGBU New York Special Events Committee. Proceeds will benefit the AGBU New England District’s programs and will be applied towards facility upgrades. To purchase tickets, contact the AGBU by calling (617) 926-1373 or e-mailing

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