Win tickets to Isabel Bayrakdarian (and friends) concert with Lively Arts Foundation
You can win a pair of tickets to hear acclaimed soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gomidas Vartabed, who is considered the founder of the modern Armenian classical school of music. The concert (6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Shaghoian Hall) will feature performances by the Grammy-Award nominated Bayrakdarian; the Fresno Coro Vox Aeterna choral ensemble, conducted by Anna Hamre; and musicians from Los Angeles, Fresno and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Bayrakdarian, who has family in Fresno, is a familiar voice in the area, both at her local Armenian church and with the Fresno Philharmonic. (She performed with the orchestra in 2015 in “Cantata for the Living Martyrs” as part of the worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide). In her upcoming performance, her first with Lively Arts, she will be part of an all-encompassing celebration of the composer’s diverse works, organizers say. New arrangements highlight his sacred and secular works, folk songs, children’s songs and prayers.
Tickets for the event range from $30-$65.
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To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: Have you ever heard Isabel Bayrakdarian sing in Fresno? Deadline to enter is 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.
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