One-hundred years in the making, and now ready for WORLD PREMIERE.

The World Premiere of GORKY’S DREAM GARDEN during 2016 – 2017 in New York City is now in planning.







Support for the development, creation and preview performances of GORKY’S DREAM GARDEN at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, choruses and soloists from opera, Broadway & film has come from the Interfaith Committee of Remembrance, Jerry Jacobs, Chairman and Executive Producer, with additional funding from: Soros Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York Foundation for the Arts, Puffin Foundation and generous individuals.

Through art we enter dreamtime for the world to be a better place.


World Premiere Underwriters & Contributors:


For General Inquires, Contact:

Michelle Ekizian, Music Productions: (914) 698 – 2996





Plan an Event around the Wishing Tree

Programs can be tailored to audiences young and old.

Ongoing Events:

  • Introduction to Gorky’s Dream Garden: piano performance, story set-ups and videos with Michelle Ekizian. Presented winter 2015 by the Khrimian Lyceum of the Educational Department of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, NYC.

 Contact: Gilda Kupelian, Director of Armenian Studies
Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church:
(212) 686-0710 ext. 148

  • Gorky’s Dream Garden at the Pursuing Justice through the Arts Exhibit: Interactive Picture Book display “Hearing and Seeing: Arshile Gorky’s Art as Portrayed in the Opera, Gorky’s Dream Garden” with accompanying sound track. Presented winter 2015 by the Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA.

Contact: Sara Bogosian, President and Acting Executive Director
Whistler House Museum of Art:
(978) 452-7641

  • Dramatic Reading from Gorky’s Dream Garden: The four letter scenes from the opera performed LIVE by actress Adela Maria Bolet with accompanying soundtrack. Presented winter 2014 by the Spring Lake Gallery, Spring Lake, NJ.

Contact: Corbett McCarthy, President and Director
Spring Lake Gallery:
(908) 907-7149

  • Musical Mystery Tour at The “Lost Art” of Arshile Gorky Exhibit: Interactive Picture Book display “Arshile Gorky: Hidden Crosses of Love and Dreams (The Artist’s Life as an Opera)” with accompanying sound track. Presented summer 2014 by the Spring Lake Gallery, Spring Lake, NJ.

Contact: Corbett McCarthy, President and Director
Spring Lake Gallery:
(908) 907-7149

  • Selections from Gorky’s Dream Garden in Chamber Concert, Music Born of Adversity: Transcriptions of the opera (for piano, flute, clarinet) presented by The Palisades Virtuosi fall 2014 on the Curtain Up Series at the Ciccone Theatre, Bergen Community College, Paramus NJ.

Contact: Margaret Swinchoski, Flute Soloist and Co-Founder, Palisades Virtuosi:
(201) 488-1149

Ron Levy, Piano Soloist and Co-Founder, Palisades Virtuosi:
(201) 836-1124


Upcoming Events:

  • The 2016/2017 World Premiere of Gorky’s Dream Garden: Announcements to be made soon.
  • Calling All Dream Catchers for The Procession of Light:  The Processional Arts Component for the opera’s premiere is now in formation. One-hundred volunteers are needed to be a part of the show’s “Rainbow Finale.” Educational specialists for the preparatory arts and crafts workshops, and staging synchronization drills are also sought to coordinate the sessions and enlist its participants. In tandem with the music performance (by a fully professional roster of soloists, orchestra and choirs), students and lay people, young and old, are invited to join the site-specific procession. Integrated hand held floating architecture, pageant puppetry, illuminated (battery operated) lanterns, masks and costumes (to be fabricated in dedicated workshops before the performance) will draw upon iconic images of Gorky’s art and the Armenian heritage.