Music: The Armenian Sisters

There are scarcely a dozen name musicians in the U.S. who are both able and willing to play avant-garde music. Because of their talent and their warm sympathy for struggling composers, the Ajemian sisters rank high among this handful. Last week, at Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pianist Maro and Violinist Anahid Ajemian played a representative program, including works by Austrian Ernst Krenek, American Alan Hovhaness, the late German Kurt Weill and Spaniard Carlos Surinach. The Ajemians not only played without a fee but ended the evening owing a sizable printer's bill for programs.

Both Maro, 30, and Anahid,...

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