You are listening to PCE’s world-premiere performance of “Armenian Odyssey” by Vache Sharafyan, with cellist Narek Hakhnazarian and PCE led by Angel Gil-Ordonez

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UPCOMING SEASON

We plan to resume live concerts in spring 2021 with an all-Haydn program featuring the dazzling pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and our own PostClassical Ensemble

SPOTLIGHT ON

ARMENIAN ODYSSEY

Produced and premiered by PCE March 4, 2020, at the National Cathedral, “Armenian Odyssey” is a unique concert work featuring live animation by Kevork Mourad and music by Vache Sharafyan. The cellist was Narek Hakhnazarian, and Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducted PostClassical Ensemble. It tells a story of diaspora and redemption.

“A pinnacle . . . spectacular” — Charles Downey, Washington Classical Review


 

CULTURAL FUSION: THE GAMELAN EXPERIENCE

“The Best Classical Music Event of 2019

The Washington Post



“Wildly ambitious

-Anne Midgette, The Washington Post



“Invigorating

- Alex Ross, The New Yorker



One of the country’s most innovative musical groups.”

- Phillip Kennicott, The Washington Post