Aram Khachatryan's week. During this month
various concerts dedicated to composer Aram Khachatryan's
100th anniversary have been organized.
Last week in Brussels, Belgium, Khachatryan's
music was broadcast over a powerful sound system
for three days in Grand Plaza.
In Turkey, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Ministry
of Culture presented a concert featuring violinist
Hakan Shenson and Armenian young violinist Hasmik
Avdalyan, at an Armenian church in the village
At the International Music Hall in Moscow, Armenian
pianists Svetlanna Navasardyan performed with
the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra under the direction
of Vladimir Ziva.
In Cyprus last week the Armenian Philharmonic
Orchestra had three concerts at the Markarios
amphitheater in Limasol and Larnaka cities. Violinist
Ruben Aharonyan performed under the direction
of Eduard Topchyan.
Hot theatrical autumn. "Hay Fest"
is the second International Theatrical Festival
of this autumn. This time Armenian audience has
had a chance to enjoy performances of various
theatres from 11 countries. Russian Deputy Minister
of Culture Igor Ovchinnikov mentioned that this
festival gave invited actors an opportunity to
get acquainted with Armenian theatre life. Five
or six plays were presented per day, each to full
Challenging fate. An exhibition of art
made by physically challenged children of Armenia
opened October 7. The exhibits included products
made of leather, wool and artificial fur. The
children who made those works are members of public
organizations such as Shiraz, Pyunik, Zabota and
others. The exhibition-fair was organized by the
International Association of Development of Assistance
supported by the American University of Armenia.
Happy birthday Yerevan. Yerevan turns
2785 years old this year and every year on October
10 the great jubilee of the Old City is celebrated.
The birthday celebration will begin tonight (October
10) and last through the weekend, featuring shows,
exhibits and fireworks.
Aznavour in print. The French publishing
house "Flammarion" released a book "Time
of Advanced," written by French singer of
Armenian heritage Charles Aznavour. The book,
the 79-year old performer's autobiography, took
him more than two years. The book is his second,
following "Aznavour About Aznavour",
published in Armenian in the former USSR.
In his new book, Aznavour tells about the "Golden
Era" of the French song, when France gave
the world a galaxy of outstanding singers. "My
task was not to tell about my career, but to draw
the picture of events in which I was a participant",
Varderesyan in print. Actress Varduhi Varderesyan
is celebrating her 75 birthday with an autobiography
"Fairy Tale of My Life". In her book
she tells about important events of her life,
starting from a mournful childhood in an orphanage
to the sweetness of recognition and popularity.
On Yerevan Stages . . .
October 10 Puppet Theatre "Fire Wall"
rock parade with participation of Armenian rock
ensemble Bambbir 2, Oaksenham, MDP, Artsruni,
October 12 Demirchyan Concert Hall "Russia
and Armenia together for 175 years" concert
devoted to Yerevan city's 2785th jubilee. The
participants of celebrating concert are Russian
popular artists and singers such as Armen Jigarkhanyan,
Irina Otieva, Lev Shtarkman and others.
October 10, 11, 12 Paronyan Theatre During
these days, performances from staple repertoire,
"Dinner with Idiot", "My Mother-in-Law",
"Dandiest from the East" at the Paronyan
Comedic theatre will be presented.