- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
June 25, 2004


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

NAREKATSI IN MOSCOW : A congress dedicated to 1000th anniversary of “Book of Lamentation” written by Armenian mediaeval poet Narekatsi opened Wednesday in Moscow State Literature Institute after Gorki. The event’s aim is to present Narekatsi’s role in the world literature to Russian and European readers.

AHKTAMAR FILM RELEASED: The presentation of two versions (one with some erotic scenes) of the "Akhtamar" musical film shot by Hovhannes Hovhannisyan on the basis of the vocal-symphonic poem of Sirvard Garamanuk, Istanbul composer of Armenian origin, will be held at the Moscow movie-house on June 27. The film is produced by pianist Shahan Artsruni.

The film is based on the poem by Armenian poet Hovhanes Tumanyan about young lovers trying to be united across the waters of Lake Van.


June 28 Komitas Chamber Music Hall, National Chamber Orchestra is presenting pianist Narine Harutiunyan, in the program Tchaikovsky, Alexander Harutiunyan, Jean Sibelius. Ticket cost 1000-2000 AMD

June 29 Aram Khachaturyan Philharmonic Concert Hall, “Perspectives XXI” presents Fifth Music International Festival dedicated to the 75 year Jubilee of Avet Terteryan, within the Festival will be the concert of 2003 Grammy Awards Laureate “Kronos” Quartet. Ticket cost 3000-20000 AMD

June 29 National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Concertof Armenian State Dance Ensemble, artistic director Suren Chanchuryan. Ticket cost 1500-2000 AMD.

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Street Sailing

The Ayas sailing club started its long voyage this week. Over the next two years it will sail “Cilicia” to ancient Armenia trade ports, after being launched from Poti, Georgia. First, though, the ship had to be towed out of Yerevan.



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