Edmond Agopian, Director and Violinist
“The most common question after the concert was: When are they coming back?”
- ProArts concert series director
“…dynamite Romanian fiddler Edmond Agopian.”
- Penguin Eggs–Canada’s Folk, Roots and World Music Magazine
"But above all, what left me amazed were the klezmer and folk music arrangements; such exciting music…”
- Radiodifusao Portuguesa (National Radio of Portugal)
“His performance was a triumph both of technique and integration...”
– Toronto Star
“ My students loved it...The repertoire was especially suitable for Grade 3, as they explore a few countries around the world in social studies...One Syrian student arrived a month ago from a Lebanese refugee camp, and I could see his eyes grow wide when he heard some familiar sounds."
– Audience member and school teacher
The Calgary Musicscapes Band, directed by Edmond Agopian, features repertoire which reflects the wide array of music of the Calgary musical community. From Klezmer to Mariachi, from Jazz to Métis fiddling, Edmond Agopian’s arrangements display the wide spectrum of Calgary’s international musicscapes.
The Calgary Musicscapes Band has included Joseph Bahhadi – trombone, Michael Coburn – keyboard, Tricia Edwards – keyboard, Rena Far – violin, Joshua Lee – cello, Aine Kay Sison – tuba, and Nick Sterner – drums.
More recordings coming soon.