Peter Eudenbach, ODU assistant professor of art in sculpture, collaborated with ODU music professor Andrey Kasparov on a visual component for Tsitsernakabert, a composition by Kasparov to be premiered F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, March 17 and 18 at the University Theatre.
Tsitsernakabert (2007-2008) is dedicated to the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It was inspired by the memorial of the same name, designed by the architects Sashur Kalashian and Artur Tarkhanyan and located in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Atrocities committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during World War II are referred to as the Armenian Genocide. Kasparov, an award-winning composer and musician, was born in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, to a family of Armenian descent. For the performance, Second Wind Dance Company, with choreographers Beverly Cordoba Duane and Christina Yoshida, will be joined by Creo, under the director of Kasparov.
Tickets for the concerts are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, and may be purchased by calling 683-5305. The program is part of the Diehn Concert Series, which is funded by a grant from the F. Ludwig Diehn Fund of The Norfolk Foundation and by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.