LOS ANGELES–Eva Rivas, Andre, Sofi Mkheyan, Razmik Amyan as well as six students of the Armenian State Theater of Song, representing different regions of Armenia, will perform at the First Annual Armenia Fund Benefit Concert to take place Sunday, November 21 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium at 7:30pm. The Masters of Ceremony are Hrant Tokhatyan and Anita Hakhverdian. The proceeds from the concert will benefit Armenia Fund Telethon 2010 water projects in Artsakh.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Armenian-American community of greater Los Angeles to enjoy the best of today’s music in Armenia and at the same time do something very good – help our brothers and sisters in Artsakh get access to clean drinking water. Come enjoy the spectacular show and remember, Water is life!” exclaimed Ara Aghishian, Chairman of Armenia Fund U.S. Western Region.
The artists will perform a combination of their well-known and new songs accompanied by the live band of Roma Kanyan – Eva Rivas’ Tamam Ashkhar, Razmik Amyan’s Shirazi Govke, Sofi Mkheyan’s Chanachir, Andre’s Horizonner and more than 15 of their other songs. The Armenian State Theater of Song, under the musical directorship of legendary composer Arthur Grigoryan, will present parts of its new musical, “Real Story”, all-time hits like Hayastan Im Chknagh, Yerevan and Artsakh, as well as iconic Komitas pieces like Siravor Lorik, Hov Arek and Shogher Jan.
“This will be a big, breathtaking show, a well-rounded blend of Armenian contemporary and traditional music performed to a live band, appealing to a large audience of Armenian-Americans. I want to thank all the performers for agreeing to sing for free as their gift to Armenia. I also want to thank Karoun Dairies USA for helping us underwrite the cost of the benefit concert production,” said Sarkis Kotanjian, Executive Director of Armenia Fund, U.S. Western Region.
Tickets are available by calling 818-265-0506, 626-449-7360 or 800-888-8897 as well as online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets start at $30 dollars. The proceeds from the concert will benefit Armenia Fund Telethon 2010 water projects in Artsakh.
Armenia Fund, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation established in 1994 to facilitate large-scale humanitarian and infrastructure development assistance to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Since 1991, Armenia Fund has rendered more than $200 million in development aid to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. Armenia Fund, Inc. is the U.S. Western Region affiliate of “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund. Tax ID# 95-4485698