ARS 95th Convention
August 14, 2015
Ara will be playing solo kanun for the 95th annual Armenian Relief Society Convention held in Dearborn, MI. The event will be held at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 19300 Ford Road, Dearborn, MI.
An Evening of Armenian Culture at Farmington Community Library
September 09, 2015
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide (1915-2015) and the Farmington Community Public Library (Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills) will present brothers Ara and Keri Topouzian for an evening of reading and music. Keri is author of The Perfect Armenian, a historical novel which takes place during World War I. Ara is a 2012 Kresge Artist Fellow and musician who has recently released a film documentary about the first generation of Armenian musicians in Detroit preserving the village music. Both Ara and Keri will combine word and music for an enjoyable evening dedicated to the Armenians who lost their lives 100 years ago.
7-8:30pm. Free admission.
Armenian Concert at North Park University
September 12, 2015
The Mark Gavoor Ensemble featuring Leon Janikian and Ara Topouzian will perform a concert at North Park University in Chicago, Ill. More information to follow
Detroit Institute of the Arts
September 13, 2015
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a new series of concerts, free with museum admission, every Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The Sunday Music Bar will feature acoustic music by Ara Topouzian. Enjoy a coffee, wine or mixed drink, and experience exciting performances by a wide range of premier artists in the DIAs magnificent Kresge Court.
Global Fridays with Ara Topouzian
November 20, 2015
The Arab American National Museum will feature an evening of Armenian folk music featuring Ara Topouzian and Mal Barsamian in honor of the 100 Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. More information to follow.
An Evening of Armenian Music & Culture
January 23, 2016
2015 Artist in Residence for Farmington Hills, Michigan, Ara Topouzian is an accomplished Armenian musician that plays the kanun, a 76-stringed laptop harp. Join us for an evening of traditional Armenian folk music performed by the Ara Topouzian Ensemble along with a gallery of artwork from metro Detroit area Armenian artists. More information to follow!