World-Renowned KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir Kicks off Its First-Ever North American Tour of Eight Cities on October 18 in Los Angeles

    KOHAR Concert Commences Its Tour to U.S. and Canada, Performing for the
First Time in Los Angeles

    San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Montreal and New York's
Carnegie Hall to Follow

    LOS ANGELES, October 17 /CNW/ - KOHAR Symphony Orchestra & Choir

    WHO:  KOHAR is an internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra and
          choir that fuses the sounds of Armenian culture and heritage
          with classical music. KOHAR Symphony Orchestra & Choir is the
          only symphony orchestra that integrates symphonic-jazz music
          with traditional Armenian instruments to generate Armenian
          folkloric music in a modern rendition.

          KOHAR is comprised of 150 performing artists, musicians, choral
          singers, soloists, dancers, and a pantomime. Traveling all the
          way from Gyumri, Armenia, KOHAR also will perform some of the
          most favored Armenian patriotic and popular songs.

    WHAT: With audiences throughout the Near East and Europe and fans
          worldwide, KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir has performed in
          Beirut, Lebanon; Nicosia, Cyprus; Istanbul, Turkey; and Moscow,

          KOHAR Symphony Orchestra & Choir's DVD was bestowed the
          Intermedia Award during the World Media Festival in Hamburg,
          Germany in 2004. KOHAR also received the Anoush Achievement
          Award during the seventh annual Armenian Music Awards, held at
          the Hollywood Palladium in California in May 2005. The award was
          presented to KOHAR for its contribution to Armenian culture,
          which is exemplified in the All Time Armenian Favourites DVD.


          Los Angeles
          Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 8:15 PM
          Gibson Amphitheatre Universal CityWalk
          Universal City, CA 91608

          San Francisco
          Friday, October 26, 2007 at 8:15 PM
          Nob Hill Masonic Center
          San Francisco, CA 94108

          Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 8:15 PM
          Max M. Fisher Music Center
          Detroit, Michigan 48201

          Thursday, November 1, 2007 8:15 PM
          Harris Theater
          Chicago, Illinois 60601

          Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 8:15 PM
          Colonial Theatre
          Boston, Massachusetts 02116

          Friday, November 16, 2007 8:15 PM
          Toronto Centre for the Arts - Main Stage
          Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M2N 6R8

          Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 8:00 PM
          Place des Arts - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
          Montreal, Quebec, CANADA H2X 1Y9

          New York
          Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:15 PM
          Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium
          New York, NY 10019

          Tickets ($25 - $150) are on sale now at each venue box office,
          via Ticketmaster, Ticket fusion (SF only) and
          Groups of 100+ may be eligible for a 10% discount, subject to

          For details, visit or call 323-469-7356.

    NOTE: Photos, CDs and Press Tickets for Performance Previews and
          Reviews Available Upon Request

For further information:

For further information: Be In The News Public Relations Emanuela
Cariolagian, 323-644-2111

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