CONCERT IN MEXICO IN MEMORY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS
10:18, 03 Apr 2015
On March 31, Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian’s Requiem dedicated to
the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims premierred at the Bellas
Artes – the Mexican capital’s top concert venue, on the initiative
of the Embassy of Armenia to Mexico and the Annual Festival of Centro
Maestro Tigran Mansurian, Ambassador of Armenia to Mexico Grigor
Hovhannissyan, the Ambassadors, politicians and public figures,
diplomats and journalists attended the concert.
The epic piece of the world renowned composer was performed as part
of the Annual Festival of Centro Historico by the country’s leading
Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria and the Vocalis choir under the baton
of guest conductor from Armenia – Robert Mlkeyan.
In the first part of the event, Grammy-award winning violist Kim
Kashkashian performed pieces by Benjamin Britten and Komitas. This
sold out event was enthusiastically received by the Mexican public
and was widely covered by the local media.