Holiday Pop-Up Concert: Komitas Trio

Upcoming Event
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Politics and Prose Bookstore and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative are teaming up to offer a series of holiday pop-up concerts at P&P’s flagship store throughout the 2018 holiday season. The featured performers all work and live in the D.C. area and represent a variety of musical traditions, including Latin, classical, a cappella, Gospel, and more. These events are part of Washington Performing Arts’ global programming initiative, The World in Our City, which provides perspective on what it means to be a citizen of the world through a unique arts-based lens.

Christine Kharazian, violin
Peter Fields, guitar
Ivan Navas, percussion

Komitas Trio performs holiday classics arranged for violin, guitar, and percussion. The trio’s leader is an active violinist and music educator in Washington, D.C. Kharazian is a concert violinist, a graduate of the Komitas State Conservatory and the Tchaikovsky Advanced School of Music in Yerevan. She studied violin with Prof. Edward Dayan, a pupil of David Oistrakh. Her early performance experience includes 5 years with the Armenian National Opera's Symphony as a member of the first violins, and with the Sharakan Ensemble of Ancient and Medieval Music of Armenian TV and Radio, as a soloist. As a soloist, she has performed in concerts at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Dumbarton House, the Gallery at The Ellipse, and various Embassies in Washington, among other venues. Christine is an experienced educator. An alumna of the Inspired Teaching Institute, she teaches at Sidwell Friends School and Fillmore Arts Center in Washington, D.C., and is a Washington Performing Arts teaching artist for the Capitol Strings program.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required.

Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative is generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.


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