First Concert Of Open Music Festival To Be Of Various Genres


Noyan Tapan
July 30, 2009

YEREVAN, JULY 30, NOYAN TAPAN. The Open Music Festival will be
launched on July 30 with the performance of the Vahagn ensemble of
drums. Reporting this in July 29 press conference the organizer of the
festival, the art director and principal conductor of the National
Chamber Orchestra of Armenia Aram Gharabekian noted that the first
concert, like the whole festival, will be of various genres. On July
30, mezzo soprano Anna Mayilian with the works of Komitas, kanon player
Narek Kazazian with Khachatur Avetisian’s Perpetuum Mobile will also
perform at the concert and the Chamber Orchestra will perform works
by Aram Khachatrian, Wolfgang Mozart, Joseph Haydn and other famous

Touching upon the affordability of the prices for concerts tickets
he noted that the scales of the festival and the participation of
numerous musicians from abroad need proper expenses because of which
the entrance of the concerts could not be free. However, according
to A. Gharabekian, taking into account the high standards and the
wonderful quality of sound in the concerts it can be mentioned that
the tickets are not so expensive.

At the end of the conference A. Gharabekian accompanied the reporters
to the open-air hall of the Moscow Cinema where all the necessary
equipment has been already installed to begin the series of the

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