Sixth Annual Young Stars in Concert

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Amaras Art Alliance is presenting musically talented children at the Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music, on Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m.

“Children love to perform. You can see this in their eyes,” said program co-hosts Maral Der Torosian and pianist Marine Margarian “and we love the opportunity to present them to our music-loving audience.”

Beyond giving children a stage to perform on and an opportunity to meet other talented people of their age, this program aims to recognize dedicated music teachers and introduce them to new parents.

“The proceeds of this and similar concerts,” said Arax Badalian, president of Amaras, “help us provide scholarships to musically gifted children both here and in Armenia.” The scholarship fund is set up in the name of Hovhaness Badalian, the legendary Armenian singer who passed away in 2001.

To participate in the program, children audition in front of a jury made up of musicians and are expected to present two pieces at the concert. Youngsters of Armenian descent can select any work they like to present; children who are not of Armenian descent must have at least one piece written by an Armenian composer.

There will be 18 instrumentalists and vocalists ages 8 to 18 in the June 8 program. For additional information and ticket prices, visit or write to [email protected] .