- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 December 12 , 2003 


Arts Digest : A capsule review and preview of art and entertainment in Armenia .

In memory of Earthquake victims An art exhibition "The Colors of Gyumri" opened on Dec 9 at the Consulate General of Armenia in Syria. Works of 22 painters residing in Gyumri were exhibited. The event was organized in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the earthquake in Armenia. The exhibition was held under the auspices of Aleppo Governor Usam Amed Adi on the initiative of the Consulate General of Armenia in Syria.

Arminfo reports that in Nice, France December 7 a city chamber orchestra played a commemorative concert under the direction of Alain Babuhchjana with participation of Armenian violinist Ruben Aharonyan.

Khachatryan's year According to PanArmenian network, a concert devoted to 100th anniversary of composer Aram Khachaturyan and of the victims of the 1988 earthquake was held in the town of Mar del Plata, Argentina. The concert was organized by the Armenian Embassy in Argentina and the Municipality of Mar del Plata.

Abstractionism from Soviet time till now Opening of the exhibition "Dynamics of the development of abstract art in Armenia in 1980-90" was held at Yerevan's picture gallery "Akanat" on 12 December.

Organizers of the exhibition Ani Sukiasian and Tatul Arakian said that it is the 5th exhibition which presents Armenian artists-abstractionists. Ani Sukiasian mentioned that the goal of a number of exhibitions was the desire to stress the circumstance that from all the former soviet republics abstract art was the most widespread in Armenia. Over 50 paintings were displayed at this exhibition.

New Album Singer Emma Petrosian is now busy with the arrangement of songs for her new album, reports . The album, which still has no name, will include songs of different authors. There are songs of Aramo and of Emma's own composition as well as. The songs will be recorded in "Asparez" studio. Now the only song that is ready is the song "Andsord" (The passer-by), its music is written by Vard Manukian and the author of words is Sona Van. Emma says this song is very dear to her and she hopes it will be appreciated by her fans and listeners.

On Yerevan Stages

December 15 Rock Festival "Mind Power" will take place in the Puppet Theatre featuring several Armenian rock ensembles, such as "Sard", "Don't call it unplugged", "Empyray", "MDP".

December 18 A concert against AIDS will feature Armenian pop starts at the American University of Armenia.

December 18 Armenian People's Artist Vanush Khanamiryan will perform in special, original "New Year masquerade" at the Youth Palace.






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