‘Armenian Night at the Pops’ to Feature Tjeknavorian in Boston Debut

The Friends of Armenian Culture Society will present the 62nd annual Armenian Night at the Pops on Sat., June 1, at 8 p.m. at Boston’s Symphony Hall. The evening will feature the young violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian from Vienna, Austria. He will join Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra in a performance of Franz Waxman’s “Carmen Fantasy.”

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

The theme for the evening will be film music, filled with the sophistication and romance of the 50’s and 60’s, and will feature song stylist Steve Lippia, whom Lockhart has called “the absolute vocal re-incarnation of the Sinatra sound.” As a tribute to Armenian film, Tigran Mansurian’s music for Henrik Malyan’s 1980 movie “Ktor me yerkinq” (A Piece of the Sky) will also be performed.

Tjeknavorian has been awarded several prizes in international competitions, including the International Nutcracker Competition in Moscow, the International Johannes Brahms Competition, and the Eurovision Young Musicians 2012 competition as the Austrian representative. He currently studies at the esteemed University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Tickets for this concert are available for purchase online at www.FACSBoston.org.

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