Khachaturian Centenary Concert In New York

Khachaturian Centenary Concert In New York, UK
May 18 2004

“Homage to Aram Khachaturian”, part of the International Aram
Khachaturian Festival in celebration of the Centennial Year of the
birth of Khachaturian concert will take place on Sunday, May 23rd
2004 at 2:15 pm at Alice Tully Hall.

The concert at New York’s Lincoln Centre is being presented by pianist
Lucy Ishkanian and is only one of a series of events that have taken
place in Yerevan, Moscow, New York and Los Angeles over the past
season. The concert will benefit the Armenian Scholarship Fund at
The Juilliard School.

The program will include the Sonata Monologue for Violin Solo, which
is the New York premiere and will be performed by Stefan Milenkovich;
the Concerto Rhapsody for cello performed by Ani Aznavoorian;
four songs performed by tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan; the Poeme for
piano performed by Lucy Ishkanian; and the Trio for violin, clarinet
and piano performed by Sami Merdinian, Dimitar Moskovsky, and Evan
Solomon. The program will conclude with the New York premiere of
the Suite for Two Pianos from the “Gayaneh Ballet” performed by Lucy
Ishkanian and Jerome Rose.

The Festival, organized and presented by Armen Tertatevosian,
President, Master Classes International, in collaboration with pianist
Lucy Ishkanian, has been officially endorsed by Armenia’s ‘State
Jubilee Committee of the Khachaturian 100th Anniversary’, as well as
by President Robert Kocharian and the First Lady of the Republic of
Armenia, and has been included in UNESCO’s list of Jubilee events.

The International Aram Khachaturian Festival Centenary events began
with a spectacular presentation of the masterpiece ballet, “Spartacus”,
performed by the Yuri Grigorovich Ballet Company on September 19th
and 20th, 2003, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Future events will continue in February 2005, with the Gala
International World Premiere of a sensational new production of the
“Gayaneh” Ballet by Yuri Grigorovich and his company with new costumes,
scenery, choreography, and libretto, set to the musical score of the
ballet by Aram Khachaturian. This event will take place in Los Angeles,
followed by a US and world tour.

The opening of the ballet in New York is scheduled for March 2005
where the International Aram Khachaturian Festival will present
“Spartacus” and the “Gayaneh” Ballet.

Tickets, which range from $25.00 to $75.00, can be purchased at the
Alice Tully Hall Box Office or at