The Armenian American Museum hosted a reception at Walt Disney Concert Hall in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the orchestra’s presentation of “Dudamel Leads Khachaturian,” featuring composer Aram Khachaturian’s internationally acclaimed and timeless musical compositions.
“It has been a wonderful evening of arts, culture and community on a grand stage,” said board of governors member Margaret Mgrublian in her welcoming remarks. “The event serves as a reminder of how iconic venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and soon-to-be Armenian American Museum play an important role in the work of cultural preservation and celebration.”
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is an internationally renowned orchestra that harnesses the transformative power of live music to build community, foster intellectual and artistic growth, and nurture the creative spirit. During the moving performance, Director Gustavo Dudamel led an exploration of Aram Khachaturian’s distinct voice first with a suite from his ballet Spartacus featuring the stirring Adagio followed by the intense and heroic Piano Concerto with the help of Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
The museum hosted a special reception at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Founders Room following the musical performance. Attendees included Naming Opportunities, Benefactors, and Legacy Council donors of the museum. The event was sponsored by longtime supporters of the museum.
“We are excited to share that the Armenian American Museum will be rising to the horizon early next year with the installation of the museum’s structural steel,” said Executive Chairman Berdj Karapetian, which prompted a roaring applause. “We are grateful to our generous donors for supporting the community’s vision for a landmark center that will be our gift to future generations.”
The Armenian American Museum is a world-class educational and cultural center that is currently under construction in the museum campus at Glendale Central Park. The first phase of construction featuring the museum parking garage and building foundation has been completed. The second phase of construction features the two-level 50,820-square-foot museum superstructure. The museum will offer a wide range of public programming through the Permanent Exhibition, Temporary Exhibitions, Auditorium, Learning Center, Demonstration Kitchen, Archives Center and more.
To learn more about the museum project, visit ArmenianAmericanMuseum.org.
First published in the November 11 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.