Music: Mansurian’s Concerto No.4 for cello to be played in Armenia for the first time

Panorama, Armenia
Sept 27 2019
Culture 19:45 27/09/2019 Armenia

Cello Concerto “Ubi est Abel frater tuus?” (Where is Your Brother, Abel?) by Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian will be performed in Armenia for the first time. The concert which is held as part of 13th Yerevan International Music Festival will be played by Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra under baton of Andrey Boreyko who will visit Armenia on that occasion. The concert will take place on September 27 at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall and is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of maestro Mansurian.

As the Philharmonic Orchestra reports in a press release, throughout his career, Boreyko has served as Principal Conductors of world-known Orchestras, among them the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, General Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium. He serves as principal guest conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. In April 2013, Boreyko was named the next Music Director for the Naples (Florida) Philharmonic, as of the 2014-2015 season, his first appointment with an orchestra in the United States. In September 2018, the Warsaw Philharmonic announced the appointment Boreyko as its next artistic director and music director.

Cellist Sevak Avanesyan will act as soloist. The Belgium-based musician has gained a world recognition through his work with many  famous orchestras and conductor around the world.

Concerto  “Ubi est Abel frater tuus?, is one the three works written by Mansurian commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide.  The Concerto for Cello was premiered on April 23  in 2010 in Cologne and later played in Venice on the same day when Pope Francis celebrated a Mass in Vatican to commemorate a century since the Armenian Genocide. 

The second part of the September 27 concert features Dvorak: Symphony No.9 “From the New World” . 

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