“Lullaby of Peace” Concert



“Lullaby of Peace” Concert
Commemorating the Massacre in Khojaly,


The Associates of American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) in collaboration with the Washington International Piano Art Council cordially invite you to celebrate the Christmas Season with a wonderful Concert on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the U.S. State Department.

The Washington International Piano Arts Council (WIPAC) in association with Sonmaz Mashal CRPU of Baku proudly presents this brilliant creation of forging a poem with music composition entitled “The Lullaby of Peace” for Khojaly Kids. The music is envisioned by Haskell Small, pianist and composer, commissioned by Chateau Gardecki, WIPAC Chairperson and Founder.

The concert features very gifted soprano, Laura Choi Stuart, pianist Haskell Small and clarinetist Cheryl Hill to debut this wonderful tribute.

An Azerbaijani poem “A Lullaby for Khojaly Kids,” written by Yusif Savalan and chosen by Shahla Naghiyeva, depicts the tragic event. The poem was translated, words adapted and edited by Shara McCallum, then set for music as “Khojaly Lullaby” by Haskell Small for narrator, pianist, soprano, and clarinet.

RSVP by Thursday, December 7, 2017 to office@aafsw.org and send a check made out to AAFSW for $20.00 per person to: AAFSW Reservations, 4001 North Ninth Street, Suite #214, Arlington, VA 22203.

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful program.

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair