ARMENIA TO PARTICIPATE IN MIDEM FESTIVAL, ARMENIAN MUSIC TO BE PERFORMED FOR FOUR DAYS
16:24, 18 March, 2015
YEREVAN, 18 MARCH, ARMENPRESS. Armenian music will fill the air in
Cannes for four days. As was officially announced during a March 18
press conference at the Komitas Museum-Institute, Armenia will be
participating in the prestigious MIDEM International Music Festival
in France with the status of a guest of honor on 5-8 June, 2015.
Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan
mentioned that this is part of the several events dedicated to the
Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
“Armenia will be presenting not only Armenian music, but the Armenia
that was reborn and Komitas, the founder of Armenian classical music.
Armenia couldn’t have rejected the offer since MIDEM is one of the
most prestigious festivals that takes place Armenia’s friendly country
France,” the minister mentioned, as “Armenpress” reports.
French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic
of Armenia Jean-Francois Charpentier attached importance to the fact
that Armenia was going to be participating in the festival with the
status of a guest of honor. According to him, Armenia will present
traditional and modern Armenian music to the world at the festival
to be held in Cannes.
From: A. Papazian