Armenian Jazz in Russia. The ten-year-old
vocalist from Rostov-on-the-Don Alina Yengibarian
will perform at the international festival of
vocal jazz "Jazz Voices IX" in Moscow
today. Alina Yengibarian is vocalist both in an
adult and in an children's jazz bands. Specialists
repeatedly pointed out her excellent English,
high scenic culture, stage liberty, etc., Arminfo
reported on December 20.
Alina attends the Children's Jazz School in Rostov.
She is the vocalist of the Kim Nazaretov municipal
jazz band, which is one of the most professional
bands in Russia. The band was formed in 1963,
when the graduate of Kharkov Conservatoire Kim
Nazaretov formed a jazz-type band. During forty
years the band won numerous prestigious prizes,
participating in Russian and international contests
and festivals in Scotland, Poland, Germany, Greece
and other countries.
Rock for Recognition of Genocide The Armenian
rock group System of a Down from the USA has organized
a national campaign, requesting their fans to
urge the US Congress to adopt a bill recognizing
the Armenian Genocide.
The Armenian National Committee of Armenia (ANCA)
reports that in a letter addressed to the group's
fans the SOAD vocalist Serge Tankian says that
all the crimes against humanity, the Holocaust
in Germany, massacre in Cambodia and the Armenian
Genocide, have one common feature - regional,
racial and cultural differences are cited as justification
of annihilating whole nations. He says that time
has come when it is no longer possible to stand
the denial of such atrocities, which may result
in repeated committals of such crimes, Arminfo
Reported on 21.
Honored by Putin President Vladimir Putin
has awarded Maestro Constantine Orbelian (USA)
the "Zasluzhenni Artist Rossii" (Honored
Artist of Russia) title. Orbelian became the first
foreigner to get this title, reported Panarmenian
Network on December 23.
Constantine Orbelian has held the position of
Music Director and Conductor of the renowned Moscow
Chamber Orchestra since 1991. He was brought up
in San Francisco, received his early musical education
at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and
subsequently graduated from The Juilliard School
of Music in 1980. He made his debut with the San
Francisco Symphony at the age of eleven.
With Constantine Orbelian, the Moscow Chamber
Orchestra continues to capture the imagination
of audiences and live up to its reputation as
one of the best chamber orchestras in the world.
Constantine Orbelian is Founder and Music Director
of two unique music festivals in Russia - The
Palaces of St. Petersburg International Chamber
Music and Choir Festival which produces 30 concerts
in the most beautiful and extraordinary residences
of the Czars, and "Musical Treasures at the
Museums of the Kremlin," a unique series
of concerts at the Kremlin's Armory.
Concert in Aleppo The author's concert of
composer, professor Robert Amirkhanian, the Chairman
of the Composers' Union of Armenia, which was
dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the establishment
of the RA Consulate General of Armenia in Aleppo
was held recently in Aleppo. Armenpress reported
on December 23, Robert Amirkhanyan performed with
young singer Seda Amirkarayan, beginning the concert
with the patriotic song "Yeraz im Yerkir"
("My Dream Country").
On Yerevan Stages
On December 25 till January 10 Hamazgayin
theatre will perform "Snow Queen" fairy
tale with new interpretation of young director
On December 28 New Year Party will take place
in Philharmonic Big Hall with participation of
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Actors Hrant
Tokhatyan and Mikayel Poghosyan.
On January 4 Armenian pop stars such as Susan
Margaryan, Kristine Pepelyan, will make a Masquerade
devoted to the passed year in Karen Demirchyan