Garni Duo Concert: MUSIC AS IDENTITY

Image of Pianist Hrant Bagrazyan
Hrant Bagrazyan
Image of Cellist Suren Bagratuni
Suren Bagratuni

Music is an integral part of human identity.  We use it to express who we are in the larger communities we live in but at the same time adopt and incorporate music of others that reflect our values and relationships. Whether it is the music of ancient cultures, the music of the Renaissance, or music of the 20th and 21st centuries, if we did not have music, we would create it.
Hear the acclaimed Garni Duo of Hrant Bagrazyan, piano and Suren Bagratuni, cello, perform and experience the identity of composers that reveal themselves.


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S. Prokofiev (1891-1953) – Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119
            Andante grave
            Allegro, ma non troppo

C. M. von Weber (1786-1826) – Adagio and Rondo (arr. G Piatigorsky)

Komitas (1869-1935) – Three pieces
            Chinar es
            Apricot Tree

J. Haydn (1732-1809) – Divertimento in D major (arr. G. Piatigorsky)
            Menuet – Trio
            Allegro di molto

This event is co-sponsored by the Armenian American Culture Network, Arslanian Bros. Carpet Cleaning, and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.