- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
June 04, 2004


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

FROM ARTSAKH TO FRANCE: Artsakh State Dance Ensemble departed to France on June 3, for participation in the celebration of the 80th jubilee of the "Artsiv" Youth Union in Marceilles, according to Noyan-Tapan. The ensemble will also perform in Paris, Valance, Grenoble and Lyons. This dance ensemble of Artsakh participated in the International Choreographic Art Festival in France last July, as well.

HUGE PRIZES FOR VIOLINISTS: The International Competition of Violinists after Aram Khachaturyan will be held in Yerevan through Sunday.

Violinists aged 16-32 from Armenia, the United States and other countries will participate in the competition. First prize receives $15,000; second, $10,000; third, $5,000.

FIRST EXHIBITION: 168 paintings by Aram Ivanyan, a member of the Armenian Astghik organization of disabled children, will be exhibited in Lyon and Marseille (Frence), Armenpress reported on June 3.

Rosa Bashinyan  the chairwoman of The Armenian-French Association of Disabled People, said sells of the paintings will be used for construction of Hope Shelter Center, run by Astghik.


June 4 Chamber Music Hall Solo concert of singer Lilit Pipoyan with classic quartet. Ticket cost 2500-3000 AMD

June 4 OPEN AIR CONCERTIN CASCADE on 21:00. The National Chamber Orchestra directed by Aram Gharabekyan, soloists - Anna Sarkisyan (shvi,), and Tatevik Baghdasaryan (flute), vocal soloists Nune Badalyan (soprano), and Gayane Grigoryan (soprano).

June 5 Yerevan State Dramatic Theatre, Premieredirected by youngartist Grigor Khachaturyan “Last Lesson” with well known artists of Dramatic Theatre. Ticket cost 1000-2000 AMD.

June 5 Paronyan Theatre of Music Comedy, Comedy performanceof Francis Vebour “Dinner with fool”, directed by Ervand Ghazanchyan. Ticket cost 500-2000 AMD.

June 10 Aram Khachaturyan Philharmonic Concert Hall Jubilee concert of folk singer Flora Martirosyan “25 years on Stage ”, with the participation of well-known pop singers . Ticket cost 1000-8000 AMD.

June 13 Aram Khachaturyan Philharmonic Concert Hall , PresentingArgentine composer’s Astor Piazzolla’s masterpieces, by musicians Armen Babakhanyan (piano), Hakob Jaghatspanyan (guitar), Varazdat Khachumyan (violin), Gevorg Gasparyan (accordion) and Khachatur Savzyan (contrabass). Ticket cost 500-2500 AMD.


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