Armenian Night at the Pops to Feature Cellist Edvard Pogossian


Edvard Pogossian

Edvard Pogossian

 The Juilliard Orchestra performance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance with Itzhak Perlman conducting. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016


The Juilliard Orchestra performance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance with Itzhak Perlman conducting. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

BOSTON — The Friends of Armenian Culture Society will present the 65th annual Armenian Night at the Pops on Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall. The evening will feature young cellist Edvard Pogossian. A recent winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, he will join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra in performing the Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra by Tchaikovsky.

This evening continues the cherished tradition of celebrating Armenian artists alongside exciting selections of Pops favorites; the second half of the program will feature the Broadway star and Tony Award winner Sutton Foster.

Pogossian was born in California and is currently a sophomore at the Juilliard School in New York. He studied with Paul Cohen and Rick Mooney in Los Angeles and has participated in multiple national and international music festivals. He recently performed the Rococo Variations with the Julliard orchestra under the direction of Itzhak Perlman in New York and Chicago and was the winner of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Young Artistis Competition in 2011. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall and on National Public Radio’s ‘From the Top’ radio show.

Pogossian is an enthusiastic chamber musician and is a founding member of the Zelda Piano Quartet, which is currently part of the Juilliard Honors Chamber Music Program.

Tickets for this concert are available for purchase online at www.FACSBoston.org. Students (K-12) qualify for a 50-percent discount on ticket purchases through FACS; details are available on the website.