President Sargsyan Meets With Radion Shchedrin And Maya Plisetskaya

11.06.2008 10:03

President Serzh Sargsyan received Radion Shchedrin, a celebrated
composer, Maya Plisetskaya, his spouse and a legendary ballet dancer,
and David Geringas, a world famous musician.

They arrived to Armenia to participate in the Days of Shchedrin
which are being conducted in the framework of the "Perspectives of
the 21st" festival.

Welcoming the famed artists, the President of Armenia said that
because of their exceptional talent they are immensely popular in
Armenia. Serzh Sargsyan assessed the Days of Shchedrin in Armenia as
a great event in our cultural life and noted that it would provide
the Armenian art lovers with the opportunity to once again enjoy the
works of the great composer.

Radion Shchedrin and Maya Plisetskaya spoke with great enthusiasm
about their Armenian experience, noting that Armenia is a part of their
lives, full of deep and sincere emotions and warm recollections. They
recalled with affection their friends Aram Khachaturian, Arno
Babajanian, noted that they saw Babajanian’s memorial in Yerevan and
were deeply impressed.

Radion Shchedrin hailed the Armenian President’s great attention toward
culture. According to President Sargsyan, culture is a powerful tool
for the proper introduction and presentation of small Armenia to
the world.