RENAISSANCE: The Music of Armenia

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RENAISSANCE: The Music of Armenia

Join us in celebrating the return of the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra with a celebration of a millennia of classical music from Armenia.

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Trinity-St. Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts 427 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 Canada

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra

Jasper Moss, Conductor

Lynn Isnar, Soprano

Vartan Gabrielian, Bass-Baritone

Andras Weber, Cello

Program to Include:


Where are you, Mother? (Oor es, Mayr Im?), for Soprano & Orchestra


  • Extract from "Dances" Suite: Shushiki, transcribed for Orchestra
  • Keler Tsoler, song for Baritone & Orchestra
  • I Cannot Dance (Chem Grna Khagha), song for Baritone & Orchestra

Sayat Nova

  • Three Songs - I: The Graceful One (Nazani), for Baritone & Orchestra
  • II: The Nightingale (Blbouli Hit), for Soprano & Orchestra
  • III: Kamancha, for Soprano & Orchestra

Baresgh Ganatchian

Lullaby (Oror), Transcribed for Orchestra (Canadian Premiere)

Alexander Spendiaryan

Yerevan Etudes, I: Enzeli (Canadian Premiere)


Jasper Moss

Concertino for Cello & Orchestra (2022), (World Premiere)

Aram Khachaturian

Children's Album, Book I & II for Orchestra (World Premiere)

Book I:

  1. Andantino (1926)
  2. No Going for a Walk Today
  3. Ljado is Very Ill
  4. On a Birthday
  5. Etude
  6. Musical Picture
  7. The Cavalry
  8. Intervention (later adapted to the ballet Gayane, 1942)
  9. Fugue
  10. Dance in the Folk Style

Book II:

  1. Skipping Rope
  2. An Evening Tale
  3. Oriental Dance
  4. Barssik the Cat
  5. Playing the Tambourine
  6. Two Funny Aunties Arguing
  7. Funeral March
  8. Rhythmic Gymnastics
  9. Fugue
  10. Toccata

Approx. run time: 90 minutes

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