Armenian Dances (2016)

Armenian Dances (2016)

Instrumentation: 2(picc.).2.2.2-4.3.3.0-timp.3perc-hp-str

Duration ca. 12′ 30″

Commissioned by the Landmarks Orchestra, this work is a suite in two parts of folk melodies from Armenia. The first movement is based on a melody titled Donagan Haiastan (Festive Armenia) and by Armenian composer Khatchatur Avetisyan. The second movement is based on melodies from the Vasbouragan, a region that was part of Western Armenia before WWI and is now part of Eastern Turkey. Read a short blog about the history of this region. Premiered on August 17th 2016; Boston, MA USA @ DCR Hatch Shell. Details here. Read the review here.

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