The second annual “Peace and Unity” concert, a dedication to the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust and slavery, will be held at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, at 1434 N. Altadena Drive, on Sunday, April 19, starting at 4:30 p.m.
The concert is in honor of the millions of innocent men, women and children who have perished “in the most horrible inhumane ways because of hate, prejudice, race, color, religion, discrimination and power,” according to an article in the Armenian community-oriented publication MassisPost.
“The purpose of this concert is not only to pay respect to the memories of those innocent people but at the same time to bring awareness to the public that for the sake and future of our children and generations to follow,” the article said.
The concert brings together several international, national and local artists to perform and pay tribute to the memories of all the victims. Some of the artists taking part in the concert include Dmitry Rachmanov, an international concert pianist; Vladimir Tsypin, an international concert violinist; pianist Yin Yin Huang, concert cellist Ling Yan, soprano Arpy Aintablian; tenor Tim Gonzales, Cantor Ruth Berman Harris, pianist Maggie Lee, the A.M.E Gospel Choir and the Selah Gospel Choir.
The program will include Etude in B-Flat Minor. OP. 8 No 11 and Etude in D-Sharp Minor, OP. 8 No 12 by Alexander Scriabin; Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, OP.32 No. 12 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; Etude-Tableau in C-Sharp Minor, OP. 32 No. 9 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; “Kol Nidre” by Max Bruch; the final movement of the Shostakovich Trio for violin, piano and cello; Bach’s “Chaconne” (violin solo and piano ) Tchaikovsky’s “Meditation”; “Schlof Mayn Kind,” in traditional Yiddish; “Nessum Dorma” by Giaccomo Puccini; Jerry Brock’s “Sunrise, Sunset” and Armenian songs by Arpy Aintablian.
Tickets for the concert are $25. For tickets and more information, contact Vahe Atchabahian at (626) 354-5924 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nat Nehdar at (626) 437-1354 or email@example.com.