All concerts take place at 2pm unless otherwise indicated.

September 24, 2017 Berkeley
October 8, 2017 Pacifica
Songs of Vartan Aghababian and Poetry of A.A. Milne

(with a bit of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay thrown in!)

Enjoy an afternoon of lighthearted poetry and song featuring the delightful and inspiring Ann Moss! When We Were Very Young, a song cycle by Vartan Aghababian on A.A. Milne’s poetry of the same title, features both silly and serious songs for
the young and young at heart! For those who know Milne’s poetry, the cycle includes The Christening, Lines and Squares, Market Square, The Mirror, and Spring Morning.

Also included will be readings from Milne’s Now We Are Six, as well as selected songs of Vartan Aghababian chosen for their lovely music and youthful poetry by Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Composer Vartan Aghababian lives and works in the Boston area. A faculty member in Music Theory and Composition at Boston University and Massachussetts Institute of Technology, he also taught for many years at the Longy School of Music, and gives public lectures and private lessons in addition to composing and conducting. He studied composition with William Bolcom, Leslie Bassett, and James Hartway.

Come experience new, wonderful, and easily approachable American music from the pen of a living composer steeped in a long rich history of musical composition.

With a donation toward our Nordwell and Moss – Vartan Aghababian Songs for Voice and Piano recording project, you will receive a hot-off-the-press digital copy of our new recording when it becomes available!

December 10, 2017 Berkeley
December 17, 2017 Pacifica
Holiday Celebration

Come enjoy the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, accompanied by delightful arrangements of holiday favorites for piano and strings, as well as a Christmas Carol sing-along to finish off Comfy Concerts’ 2017 Season!