Avetisyan doesn’t believe the poor economy will keep them from getting sponsors for more shows. He has been conducting concerts with freelance musicians for more than seven years at the Alex Theatre and has been successful getting sponsors to pay for expenses, he said. One of the major sponsors has been the Armenian Society of Los Angeles, he added.
“The encouraging thing is we are doing concerts and are able to fund a few concerts a year,” he said. “There are sponsors. They pay for this.”
His hope is to provide at least six concerts a year.
“The last seven years we have been doing it with a freelance orchestra, so we can finance a season of regular concerts,” he said.