Armenian Music Concert in Kaunas, Lithuania

The Gurdjieff Ensemble

Armenian Music Concert in Kaunas, Lithuania
3 janv. 2019   7:00 PM
Kauno Kultūros Centras,
Kaunas, Lithuania

The internationally acclaimed Gurdjieff Ensemble was founded by Levon Eskenian to play ethnographically authentic arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music. The Ensemble consists of leading musicians playing Armenian and Middle Eastern traditional instruments. Their debut album on the famous ECM records, “Music of Georges.I. Gurdjieff”, was widely acclaimed, and won prestigious awards including the Edison Award in the Netherlands.

The Ensemble has been touring the world with sold out concerts at major festivals and concert halls in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Russia and South America. The Ensemble has performed in such prestigious festivals and venues as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Boulez hall in Berlin, the Bozar Center in Brussels, the Holland Festival, the Morgenland Festival in Germany, the Albert Hall in Canberra, the Imago Dei Festival in Austria, the Gulbenkian Hall in Lisbon and many others. Now, this February, the ensemble will be embarking on it's Baltic tour, including dates in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

This is the third date of the Gurdjieff Ensemble's Baltic tour. The ensemble will perform at the Kauno Kultūros Centras in Kaunas, Lithuania. This unique program is curated and performed in celebration of Armenia's most beloved composer, Komitas as 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth year. In honor of Komitas' legacy, the ensemble will be performing his compositions set to traditional Armenian instruments.

Here is an excerpt of a live performance by the ensemble:

The Ensemble:

Levon Eskenian – arranger, artistic director

Emmanuel Hovhannisyan – duduk, zourna, pku

Avag Margaryan – blul , zourna

Armen Ayvazyan – kamancha

Aram Nikoghosyan – oud

Meri Vardanyan – kanon

Vladimir Papikyan – santur, voice

Davit Avagyan – tar,saz

Mesrop Khalatyan – dap/dhol

Norayr Gapoyan – duduk

Eduard Harutyunyan -tmbouk, cymbals, bell

The Ensemble's Website:

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