- The 75th Season of Concerts 2016–2017
- Musical Dialogues: An Exploration of Hope
April 16 at 3:00
West Building, East Garden Court
Musical Dialogues is a research and performance project organized by associate professor Randi Margrethe Eidsaa, anthropologist Arve Konnestad, and pianist Mariam Kharatyan from the University of Agder, Norway, in collaboration with Sarajevo’s Academy of Music and the Nansen Dialogue Center. Brief narratives are presented with selected compositions by Beethoven, Prebanda, Grieg, Sommerfeldt, Øhrn, and Khachaturian. The project includes reflections on the First World War and Armenian genocide and also refers to Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen, who played a pivotal role in saving over 320,000 Armenian lives during the First World War and postwar periods through the Nansen passport.