Komitas at Koerner

Last night’s concert at Koerner Hall was a celebration of the life and work of Armenian composer and song collector Komitas on the occasion of his 150th birthday. ¬†Unsurprisingly Koerner was packed with members of Toronto’s Armenian community. ¬†Sometimes I feel uncomfortable at events like this; unable to really appreciate what the music means in its home culture, but last night what I felt was joy and inclusion. ¬†It was an extremely well curated concert of rather beautiful music extremely well performed.

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