Beirut
Lebanon

Forum De Beyrouth | 2015

In 2015  KOHAR performed with great success and jubilation for four consecutive sparkling nights on 29, 30 & 31 October and 1 November 2015, showcasing one of the biggest and technologically most advanced productions that Lebanon has ever witnessed. Under the starry lights of the Forum De Beyrouth, each performance was attended by an audience of 2250, broadcasted live on the Public TV of Armenia and streamed live on the web to tens of thousands of viewers in the Diaspora, who were able to join in and celebrate the Armenian music and culture with KOHAR’s All Time Armenian Favorites. KOHAR, adhering to its principle of safeguarding the Armenian Ayp Pen Kim as well as the Armenian culture, donated the entire proceeds of the concert tickets to 100 critically needy Armenian students. The Concerts were dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. “100 Years of Genocide Survival, 100 Songs of Rejuvenation.”

Sao Paulo
Brazil

Auditorio Ibirapuera | 2012

KOHAR performed in three sold-out concerts on 9, 10, and 11 November to fully-packed and mainly Armenian audiences, who rushed to the architecturally impeccable Auditorio Ibirapuera, where they witnessed KOHAR’s All Time Armenian Favorites program that included new songs specifically targeted to the local audience, such as Mas que Nada, Garota De Ipanema and Aquarela do Brasil.

The enthusiasm of the Armenians was obvious from the very first moment the KOHAR delegation arrived at the entrance of their accommodation Hotel in Sao Paulo where the members were welcomed by fans who lit the skies with colorful firework. KOHAR members were able to witness a piece of the Sao Paulo local community members’ warm hospitality and penchant for Armenian music.

Cordoba
Argentina

Orfeo Superdomo | 2012

KOHAR’s one-night performance in Córdoba was another success. The warmth and the enthusiasm were obvious in the audience who couldn’t hold back their emotions and rushed to the front of the hall to join in the impromptu dance and sing-alongs with almost every song after the first interval. KOHAR had to perform for at least an additional half-an-hour as the hall erupted with demands of encores.

The Córdoba Armenians, although a small community in South America, proved to be true to their Armenian cause and heritage with their enthusiastic support throughout KOHAR’s memorable stay there.

Buenos Aires
Argentina

Luna Park | 2012

KOHAR continued to touch the hearts and souls of Armenians in South America with 3 spectacular performances in Buenos Aires on October 27, 28 & 29, 2012, on its second leg of the Latin American tour.

KOHAR’s All Time Armenian Favorites once again embraced the audience with the awe-inspiring singing, dance choreography, and overall performance on stage. The atmosphere at the Luna Park venue was magnified with Armenian pride and various emotions of nostalgia as the performance had the audience cheering, smiling, dancing, crying, and singing along, reminding them of their homeland and ancestral roots.

During all three performances, the participation of the audience and their warm reception will remain cherishing moments of the tour. Young Armenians danced on the tunes of KOHAR in the aisles and in front of the stage with much professionalism; and during the three evenings, they performed the Armenian traditional “Pert Bar” (Fort Dance) as they waved the flags of the Kingdom of Cilicia.

Montevideo
Uruguay

Sodre | 2012

KOHAR’s 170 members traveled from Armenia to the far continent of South America, beginning with Uruguay, where its All Time Armenian Favorites were performed with many new songs that were orchestrated exclusively for South American audiences. In Montevideo in particular, the song La Cumparsita, the cradle of which is Uruguay, brought tears to the eyes of the audience when it was combined with “Im Karavan”, the renowned Armenian song that yearns for the “Caravan” to take the Armenian people on an eternal journey destined on route to homeland.

KOHAR mesmerized again with its charm, beauty, dance choreography and presentation on stage. The audience applauded with every appearance of a solo performer, and at the end of each song applauded again with chants of bravo, demanding encores.

The pinnacle of both concert nights were the distribution of over 1200 Kingdom of Cilicia flags per each show which were waved by the audience during the song “Veraganknir Guiliguia” that brought the stage to its emotional heights boasting the ancestral roots of the dispersed Armenians that still covet the return of their ancestral lands.

The President of Uruguay and his wife, Mr. & Mrs. José Mujica were seen enjoying every moment of the first concert night.

Yerevan
Armenia

Liberty Square | 2011

KOHAR showcased its largest concert with “Stars of Armenia” at Liberty Square near the Opera House in the heart of Yerevan on 28 May 2011. The star-studded event brought together the most popular singers of Armenia who performed with KOHAR their much-loved songs that are admired by fans and audiences alike. The live concert was broadcast live by Armenia’s Channel 1 TV and for the first time via Internet live stream.

KOHAR’s latest production by HAYASA (Cyprus) and Domino (Armenia) boasted a superb 3D mapping and projection on the façade of the Opera House of images that transposed into Armenia’s unyielding history. Maestro Sebouh Abcarian, engraved the Armenian culture with yet another golden page titled KOHAR.

The culmination of the night was the performance of the song “Babenagan Guiliguia”, which topped the charts in Armenia as the Number 1 song for 8 consecutive weeks. Together with KOHAR, the audience joined in the performance waving more than 3000 flags of the Kingdom of Cilicia. KOHAR, with this concert, infused an eternal flame in the life of Armenia’s culture that will be cherished for many years to come…

Zouk Mikaël
Lebanon

Roman Amphitheater | 2010

KOHAR’S sold out concerts on 24, 25 and 26 September 2010, at the Roman Amphitheatre, in Zouk Mikaël, Lebanon, captivate audiences once again.
The magically lit up castle setting under the starry September sky, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, created the historically memorable Cilician atmosphere for the concert performances.
The enriched repertoire included classical, romantic, pop & folk songs as well as instrumental music, jazz fusion and patriotic songs.
The majestic concert ambiance coupled with the outstanding orchestra, choir, song, dance and mime performances, provoked thunderous applause by the enthused and passionate audiences, who travelled back in time to the shores of the Kingdom of Cilicia surrounded by waving flags enveloped in the sweet Mediterranean Sea breeze.

Damascus
Syria

The Opera Theater | 2009

KOHAR’s captivating performance on 9 July, in the majestic setting of The Opera Theater, Damascus, was a roaring success. Tickets sold out well in advance for this eagerly anticipated first appearance, and crowds were not left disappointed, showing their appreciation with thunderous applause.
KOHAR went on to mesmerize audiences for three consecutive nights, 15, 16, and 17 July, laying siege to the world-famous heritage site of Aleppo’s Citadel. Fans were entranced by echoes of Armenia’s favorite music cascading through the ancient city ruins and amphitheater, filling the air with color and light.

Aleppo
Syria

Citadel Amphitheater | 2009

KOHAR’s captivating performance on 9 July, in the majestic setting of The Opera Theater, Damascus, was a roaring success. Tickets sold out well in advance for this eagerly anticipated first appearance, and crowds were not left disappointed, showing their appreciation with thunderous applause.
KOHAR went on to mesmerize audiences for three consecutive nights, 15, 16, and 17 July, laying siege to the world-famous heritage site of Aleppo’s Citadel. Fans were entranced by echoes of Armenia’s favorite music cascading through the ancient city ruins and amphitheater, filling the air with color and light.

New York
USA

Carnegie Hall | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

Montreal
Canada

Place Des Arts | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

Toronto
Canada

Centre For The Arts | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

Boston
USA

Colonial Theater | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

Chicago
USA

Harris Theater | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

Detroit
USA

Max M.Fisher Music Center | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

San Francisco
USA

Nob Hill Masonic Center | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

Los Angeles
USA

Gibson Theater | 2007

The internationally acclaimed KOHAR Symphony Orchestra and Choir made its North American debut at the end of 2007 and conquered the major cities of the USA and Canada.
The North American tour of KOHAR began on October 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, before ending with the conquering of New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2007. KOHAR endeavored to quench the thirst of pure Armenian music to as many audiences during its concert tour of 40 days in North America.

Moscow
Russia

The Cascade | 2006

KOHAR’s triumphs continued from one capital to another and on 28 & 29 April, the renowned Grand Hall of the Kremlin, Moscow, witnessed unprecedented enthusiasm, when almost 12000 Armenian, Russian, and foreign audiences, relished KOHAR’s unique performance for the first time.

KOHAR’s flair and style bolstered its presence with nationalistic, patriotic, and popular songs, savored by the Russian audience, who conveyed their gratitude with resounding applause. It was a widely publicized rare appearance by an Armenian Orchestra in Russia, which was highly successful.

Istanbul
Turkey

Lutfi Kirdar | 2005

In October 2005, it was the turn for Istanbul, Turkey, to enjoy KOHAR’s “All Time Armenian Favorites” Tour. On October 9, 10, 11 and 12, at Lutfi Kirdar Concert Hall, with more than 7000 Armenians, and visiting audiences from Istanbul and the suburbs, and from as far away as Adana province, attending. Audiences clapped with bursting applause, expressing their love and nostalgia for Armenian song, music and dance.

Yerevan
Armenia

The Cascade | 2005

In October 2005,it was the turn for Istanbul, Turkey, to enjoy KOHAR’s “All Time Armenian Favourites” Tour. On October 9, 10, 11 and 12, at Lutfi Kirdar Concert Hall, with more than 7000 Armenians, and visiting audiences from Istanbul and the suburbs, and from as far away as Adana province, attending. Audiences clapped with bursting applause, expressing their love and nostalgia for Armenian song, music and dance.

Yerevan
Armenia

Sportcomplex Concert Hall | 2002

KOHAR’s first major concert tour was in the summer of 2002 in Cyprus, and Lebanon, and was spread over four days. The well devised repertoire served as a distinctive cultural experience, drawing more than 4000 people at BIEL, downtown Beirut, transforming the Hall into scenic, memorable and glorifying moments. The collection of traditional and popular songs drew many into tears of nostalgia, reminiscence and pride.

Nicosia
Cyprus

Falcon School Theater | 2002

KOHAR’s first major concert tour was in the summer of 2002 in Cyprus, and Lebanon, and was spread over four days. The well devised repertoire served as a distinctive cultural experience, drawing more than 4000 people at BIEL, downtown Beirut, transforming the Hall into scenic, memorable and glorifying moments. The collection of traditional and popular songs drew many into tears of nostalgia, reminiscence and pride.

Beirut
Lebanon

Biel | 2002

KOHAR’s first major concert tour was in the summer of 2002 in Cyprus, and Lebanon, and was spread over four days. The well devised repertoire served as a distinctive cultural experience, drawing more than 4000 people at BIEL, downtown Beirut, transforming the Hall into scenic, memorable and glorifying moments. The collection of traditional and popular songs drew many into tears of nostalgia, reminiscence and pride.