Armenia Aid Telethon raises $30.5 million in humanitarian relief for Artsakh and Armenia

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Armenia Aid Telethon was organized by Melkonian Global Overture to support Armenia Fund, headed by Executive Director Arsine Shirvanian, and a group of entrepreneurs represented by Ashot Kaluga, Alik Eliasyan, and Adis Mailyan.  The telethon was produced by Meridian Productions, headed by Sevak Petrosyan and Karen Poghosyan, with the participation of Horizon TV, Pan-Armenian TV, AMGA, ARTN, AABC, US Armenia, and Armenia TV.  The production consisted of an all-volunteer corps of industry professionals.

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Saturday January 19th, 2019

It is our esteemed pleasure to invite you in joining Melkonian Global Overture, to celebrate 50 Years of Narekatsi Armenian Studies Chair at UCLA.

On January 19, 2019,  MGO will host Living Diaspora, a day of events at UCLA to support the Narekatsi Chair in Armenian Studies and other important language studies programs around the globe. UCLA has an important educational place in our community and the Narekatsi Chair has been contributing to the scholarly exchange in Armenian studies and to the Armenian community for the past half century. UCLA is the only university on the continent conducting research, experimentation, and applied programs aimed at the continued vitality of Western Armenian, which was pronounced an endangered language by UNESCO based precisely on a report prepared by UCLA’s Western Armenian faculty. Today, the program is threatened by class closures of Eastern Armenian due to the lack of public funding, while Western Armenian offers only partial coverage..

Our event looks to ensure that both branches of modern Armenian are taught in a full three-year program, so that we may guarantee the continuity of Armenian language usage in the everyday life of Armenians. It is our hope that we develop a new generation of local-born readers and creators in the language in order to prevent its stagnation. In that spirit, we are also supporting Armenian language studies at other institutions such Padus Araxes Cultural Association which offers Summer Intensive Courses of Armenian language and culture in Venice Italy, and Zarmanazan by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, an innovative Summer Camp offering a Armenian Language immersion experience in a creative and playful world in the Alps of France.

Event details:

Hour OF Q & A "Armenian Language, Identity, and Culture in California or the Western world"
Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Vahe Berberian, Dr. Razmik Panossian, & Anahit Pogossian

We are happy to announce that we will commence  the day with the welcoming remarks by Consul General Dr. Armen Baibourtian. There will be a slight modification of the first segment where, we will have Q & A about “Armenian language, identity, and culture in California or the Western world”. Vahe Berberian, Dr. Razmik Panossian, and Anahit Pogossian will be part of this first hour’s discussion. 
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Free Admission

Discussion Panel

Featuring UCLA Faculty, Students, & Dr. Razmik Panossian, Director at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Melintz Hall | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Free Admission

Living Diaspora Concert

Artistic Director Greg Hosharian.

Featuring: Tinie T, Mihran Kirakosian, Jacob Armen, R-Mean, Ayline Amirayan, Alene Aroustamian, Jon Varto, and Hovig  Demirjian.

Royce Hall | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Ticketed Event

Your support is essential to the success of our event and to the preservation of the various Armenian language studies program. Please join MGO in our journey to support this vital cause!

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Splendid Tour of Italy

July 27, 2018 to August 5, 2018

Join MGO as they explore historical and iconic Armenian institutions in Italy

9 nights and 10 days visit:

  • Venice
  • Burano
  • Murano
  • Verona
  • Tuscany
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • The Vatican

All tours, hotel accommodations, breakfast, lunches, and 4 dinners are included

Special Dinner at Moorat Armenian College and a very special lunch at the San Lazzaro Degli Armeni

$2,495 per person with double occupancy (airfare not included)

Melkonian Global Overture - Non-profit organization supporting Historical & Iconic Armenian Institutions

2017 Jerusalem Gala &
Tour of the Holy Lands.

July 20 – 27, 2017

The Gala Event will be held on July 22nd at the Jerusalem Patriarchate.

Join us for an unforgettable 8 days and 7 nights, for a tour of:

Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jordan River, Nazareth, Tiberias & the Sea of Galilee.

(All tours and meals included, with limited alcoholic beverages)

$2,450.00 Land Package, per person
(based on double occupancy).