Today we finally enjoyed the fruits of a Canada/Armenia joint effort to bring great music to a devoted audience in Montreal. Yerevan-based Anouche Martirosyan's gorgeous mezzo-soprano voice filled the hall with the haunting music of Mussorgsky and Komitas. As an encore we heard a stunning rendition of Rossini's Una voce poco fa. The inviting organisation was Montreal-based Vox Populi, travel from Armenia was covered by the Atken Armenian Foundation, and Anouche's hosts were our dear Aline Kutan and Patrik Boghosian. Anouche participated in Zartonk this summer and is a member of the Young Artists Opera Program in Armenia.
The members of Vox Populi were generous enough to donate $500.00 to the music programs of the Atken Armenian Foundation.
Thank you to Antoine Bareil, Uliana Drugova, Amina Myriam Tebini, Ioav Bronchti and Patrik Mathieu!
This is just the start of Canada-Armenia collaborations.