Celebration of the Lives of George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian Avakian
Celebration of the Lives of
George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian Avakian
Thursday, March 15th
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
The Library for the Performing Arts is the proud home of the George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian papers. Music producer, artist manager, writer, and educator, Geroge Avakian (1919 – 2017) is remembered for his collaborations as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Cage, Alan Hovhaness, Keith Jarrett, Sonny Rollins, and many other musicians and composers. Violinist Anahid Ajemian (1924 – 2016) was an essential member of the New York Music scene, championing new music throughout her career as a soloist and with the acclaimed Composers String Quartet.
Join us for a celebration of the lives, artistic accomplishments, and contributions of George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian, with live performances, tributes, and archival display.