work of writer Siamant was celebrated in several secondary schools last week to
honor the 125th anniversary of the writer's birth. Through his poetic art Siamant
expressed all the sufferings of his native land and his lyric poems gave a hope
for brighter future for his nation.
WORKS IN PROGRESS: On
September 8, head of the president's administration, and local head of the Lincy
Foundation, Artashes Tumanyan, visited the Theatre of Young Spectators, then Tumanyan
with his group went to the National Theater of Ballet and Opera, Russian Theatre
named after Stanislavski. They also toured construction sites at Sundukyan's Academic
Theatre and Frunze Mkrtchyan's Theatre. Tumanyan was satisfied with the work and
assured that on November 1 performance halls will be of European standards.
HONOR: On September 8 was the 80th Jubilee of conductor Ohan Duryan, who was
removed from the National Opera Conductor's appointment for life on 2001, by a
Government resolution. Now the well-known conductor is leading the Moscow Symphonic
Orchestra and his 80th Jubilee will be celebrated in Moscow.
DOWN: On September 9 the founder and artistic director of "Metro"
theatre Nikolay Tsaturyan held a press conference to announce the closing of the
The Metro, housed in a building belonging to the Children's
National Aesthetic Center, is being displaced by "Pos" theatre, which
requested the location from the Ministry of Culture.
"It's a vandalism
in our days, to close any cultural place without any reason," says Tsaturyan.
During its 11 years the theatre held 25 performances to mostly filled halls.
THROUGH THE CAMERA: On September 9 at the Center of Cultural Relations with
Foreign Countries, a photo exhibit devoted to Armenian- Georgian friendship opened
featuring the work of photographers Khachatur Vardanyan and Anatoli Osipov. Their
works show the cooperation between Armenian and Georgian artists, political figures,
poets. At the opening the Secretary of the Georgian Embassy, Nino Kapasilauri
gave a speech, in fluent Armenian.
STAMPED APPROVAL: The
100th anniversary of the birth of Armenian composer Aram Khachatryan has been
marked in Monaco with a stamp featuring his portrait and a piece from the ballet
"Gayane". The price of the stamp is 1.60 Euro.
OF NIGHTS: On September 14 at the Karen Demichyan Concert Center will be the
new "1001 Nights" show featuring popular Russian pop singer Avraam Russo.
STILL LAUGHING: On September 15-16 well
known comedy actor Ashot Ghazaryan will repeat
his "The Song of our Days" comedy in