Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 pm
National Cathedral (Great Nave)
Armenian Odyssey (world premiere)
Kevork Mourad creates a multi-media meditation that ponders how crossing cultural boundaries can inspire tolerance and understanding. With legendary duduk master Jivan Gasparyan and Jivan Gasparyan, Jr.; cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan; and composer Vache Sharafyan.
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
ARMENIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Freer Gallery (Meyer Auditorium)
National Gallery of Art
Armenian Film Festival
In association with the National Cinema Center of Armenia.
A Tribute to Sergei Parajanov
Saturday afternoon, Feb. 29 — 1 pm (Freer Gallery)
-Including a restoration of his masterpiece, The Color of Pomegranates (1969), plus the US premiere of a new restoration of Parajanov Triptych (Hakob Hovantanyan, Kiev Frescoes, Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme)
Also: Kevork Mourad’s Four Acts for Syria (US premiere)
Commentary by: Levon Abrahamian, Daniel Bird, Kevork Mourad
The Film Music of Aram Khachaturian
Sunday afternoon, March 1 — 2 pm (Freer Gallery)
–Including Zangezur (1938), Khachaturian clips, and cartoons.
Commentary: Peter Rollberg, Joseph Horowitz
A Tribute to Rouben Mamoulian
Saturday afternoon, March 14 — 2 pm (National Gallery of Art)
—Including Love Me Tonight (1932), Porgy and Bess (excerpts), and archival clips.
Commentary: Joseph Horowitz, Kurt Jensen, and Milena Oganesyan
FURTHER INFORMATION ON FILM EVENTS: https://www.nga.gov/calendar/film-programs/armenian-odyssey.html