In Memory of the Victims of the Air Crash



[02:36 pm] 02 June, 2006

On June 3 within the framework of the Second Music
Festival `National Art Gallery’ RA People’s Artist
Barsegh Toumanyan will give a solo concert.

After becoming RA People’s Artist this is the first
solo concert of the singer which he devotes to the
memory of the innocent victims of the May 3 air crash
in Sochi.

Barsegh Toumanyan graduated from the Yerevan State
Conservatoire after Komitas. He has sung in the best
stages of the world – Wigmore Hall in London,
Melbourne theater, Opera Theater of Munich, Opera
Bastille in Paris, La Scala in Milan, Metropolitan
Opera in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and

The second festival of classical music `National Art
Gallery’ is being held on April 20- -June 28 with the
support of the pan-Armenian fund `Armenia’ and the
Ministry of Culture and Youth affairs.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS