The UCLA Armenian Music Program enthusiastically announces a new residency by the Los Angeles-based Lernazang ensemble. Founded in 2017 by dancers and musicians in Los Angeles with a creative and educational vision of practicing and promoting the Armenian azgagrakan (ethnographic) repertoires, Lernazang has already taken an active part in enriching AMP’s teaching, outreach, and performance programs. Under the leadership of its founders, UCLA doctoral students Natalie Kamajian and Armen Adamian, Lernazang will perform during the Genocide Commemoration Concert at Hammer Museum on April 19, 2023, the Day of Armenian Music at UCLA on May 26, 2023, join Armenian Music Ensemble’s class sessions, and take part in AMP’s outreach programs via performances and workshops.
Lernazang Performs Armenian Folk Concert in Glendale, CA
Lernazang Teaches Armenian Dance Workshop at Rose & Alex Pilibos School
Third Annual Day of Armenian Music to Feature Noted Armenian Composer, Artur Avanesov
In 2013, the Armenian Music Program was launched at UCLA with a single ensemble-in-residence, the string quartet VEM. The ensemble performed on campus and conducted a few outreach programs in what were admittedly modest beginnings. A lot has changed in ten years. When the program hosts its third-annual Day of Armenian Music on May 26
VEM Ensemble Sets out on 2023 Eastern U.S. Tour
The VEM Ensemble of the Armenian Music Program at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is coming to Detroit, Boston and Montreal as part of a tour sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of the United States and Canada, with full concerts on, respectively, May 9, 11 and 13, held with local co-sponsoring
VEM Ensemble's International Tour
The VEM Ensemble has just completed its week-long tour of Armenia. Next up is “Resonances: The Music of Armenia” at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. The VEM Ensemble of the UCLA Armenian Music Program has just returned from its March 2023 tour of Armenia. The tour included ten workshops and outreach
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