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A concert, dedicated to Tatevik Sazandaryan’s 100th anniversary took place in Yerevan

22.05.2017

A concert, dedicated to the famous opera singer, the People’s Artist of the USSR Tatevik Sazandaryan’s 100th anniversary took place at A. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre on May 20. The Spouse of the President of RA Rita Sargsyan, RA Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan attended the event. Opera singers Hasmik Hatsagorcyan, Nune Badalyan, Qristine Sahakyan, Narine Ananikyan, Anna Ayvazyan, Sofya Tumanyan, Perch Qarazyan, Sargis Aghamalyan, Gevorg Hakobyan, Hovhannes Karapetyan, as well as Hover State Chamber Choir performed with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia during the evening entitled “The First Tatevik”. The Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the SYOA Sergey Smbatyan noted that Tatevik Sazandaryan is not only a symbol of the art of the singing, but also a symbol of music. He highlighted the concert, as the old and young generations of the musicians merge on one stage. “The generation performing during the anniversary hasn’t seen Tatevik Sazandaryan, but they are very well aware of the cultural heritage and atmosphere carried by the great singer. Today the Youth orchestra, my friends and I perform with great responsibility and enthusiasm on a concert dedicated to Tatevik Sazandaryan’s art and her memory”,-Sergey Smbatyan told the journalists. During the evening videos about Tatevik Sazandaryan were screened. The foyer of the Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre hosted the exhibition of the singer’s personal photos. Most of these photos were presented to the public for the first time! The concert was held under the high patronage of the Spouse of President of RA Rita […]

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“The First Tatevik”: concert, dedicated to Tatevik Sazandaryan’s 100th anniversary

20.05.2017

A press conference, dedicated to the event “The First Tatevik”, took place at Sputnik Armenia Press Centre. The project is dedicated to famous opera singer, the People’s Artist of the USSR Tatevik Sazandaryan’s 100th anniversary. The Director of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia Anna Ter-Hovakimyan noted that a very interesting program was selected for the concert. The pieces by Spendiaryan, Harutyunyan, Verdi, Puccini and many other composers, which Tatevik Sazandaryan performed during her career, will be presented to the audience. The best arias from famous operas will be performed by the SYOA and opera singers. Anna Ter-Hovakimyan hoped that the format of the concert will get a great reception by the audience. The Head of Modern Art Department at the Ministry of Culture Armenuhi Ghazaryan informed the journalists, that different projects, dedicated to the singer’s anniversary were implemented (TV program, Republican competition for the soloists, issue of a stamp). Besides, singer’s cultural heritage was digitized. The organizer of the concert Tatevik Harutyunyan noted that on April 20 Opera Theatre will host an exhibition of Tatevik Sazandaryan’s personal photos. During the concert her students and many other famous soloists will perform for the audience. The concert is held under the high patronage of the Spouse of President of RA Rita Sargsyan and with the support of RA Ministry of Culture.

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Music from Armenian films will be performed in Moscow under the direction of Sergey Smbatyan

13.05.2017

On May 14 music from Armenian films will be presented to the audience within the concert held at the Moscow International House of Music. The Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic , headed by the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia Sergey Smbatyan, will present melodies from the Armenian films. Special guests of the evening, entitled “Tango of our childhood”, are Tigran Mansuryan, Robert Amirkhanyan, Ruben Matevosyan, Armen Jigarkhanyan, Rafael Kotanjyan, Ara Babadzhanyan, Natalia Bespalova and other famous artists.

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Concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the opening of the French Embassy in Armenia

06.05.2017

The evening dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the opening of the French Embassy was held on May 4 at the Embassy of the French Republic in the Republic of Armenia. Ensembles of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia performed during the concert (conductor Nikolay Pogosyan). The musicians presented pieces by French composers of the Baroque period. The event was attended by high-ranking officials, guests. During the evening French Ambassador to Armenia Jean-Francois Charpentier delivered a speech, noting the importance of the Armenian-French relations. “Baroque music is specially chosen because, in my opinion, this is a very important period for our cultures”,- the ambassador noted.

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SYOA performed within the framework of the First International Yerevan Opera Fest

02.05.2017

On April 28 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia headed by conductor Constantine Orbelian performed within the framework of the First International Yerevan Opera Fest. The festival was dedicated to the memory of the famous Armenian tenor Gegham Grigoryan. Barbara Frittoli (soprano/Italy) and famous artist of the Metropolitan opera George Gagnidze (baritone/Georgia) performed jointly with the orchestra. The festival is held under the high patronage of the Spouse of President of RA Mrs. Rita Sargsyan and with the support of RA Ministry of Culture. The International Yerevan Opera Fest will become an annual event. Famous opera singers will perform during the festival. Music director of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Armenia, Honored Artist of RF Constantine Orbelian is the artistic director of the festival.  

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The All Armenian Orchestra, headed by Sergey Smbatyan, will perform a piece from a symphony by Serj Tankian (video)

23.04.2017

The All Armenian Orchestra, headed by Sergey Smbatyan, will perform a piece from Orca Symphony No.1 by Serj Tankian during its concert on April 24 at A. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre. This piece has never been performed in Armenia before. The Orchestra will present Act 4, entitled ”Lamentation of the Beached”. In a video world known musician says, ”It’s an honor for me to have my symphony Orca played and recorded by the Pan Armenian Orchestra on April 24 in Yerevan. This is “Lamentation of the Beached”. Enjoy!”. You can watch the video via this link https://www.facebook.com/SergeySmbatyanOfficial/videos/1425528840824327/

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Sergey Smbatyan will conduct the Münchner Symphoniker

22.04.2017

On April 23 the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia Sergey Smbatyan will conduct the Münchner Symphoniker in Germany. The first cooperation-concert of the conductor and the orchestra is entitled “Friendship”. The concert program will include compositions by Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann. The soloists Mari Samuelsen (violin) and Håkon Samuelsen (cello) will perform with the orchestra. Sergey Smbatyan will also conduct the Münchner Symphoniker on April 28.

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Elżbieta Penderecka: “There is a great orchestra in Armenia headed by wonderful conductor Sergey Smbatyan”

14.04.2017

On April 11 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia performed within the framework of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland. Headed by conductor Sergey Smbatyan the Youth Orchestra presented compositions by Aram Khachaturian, Ghazaros Sarian, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall. The president of the Ludwig van Beethoven Association Elżbieta Penderecka noted that the concert proved that there is a great orchestra in Armenia headed by wonderful conductor Sergey Smbatyan. “Not only Polish, but also international music lovers enjoyed the concert”,- she said. The Ambassador of Armenia to Poland Egdar Kazaryan noted that he felt pride, joy, excitement, as the the Polish audience was presented an Armenian classical music by the talented young musicians, and the concert was accompanied by the storm of applause. The concert of the orchestra was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Poland and the 650th anniversary of Armenian community in Poland. The concert was held under the high patronage of the First Lady of the Republic оf Armenia Rita Sargsyan and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of RA. The soloists Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello) and Jarosław Nadrzycki (violin) performed with the orchestra.

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SYOA at Beethoven Easter Festival

11.04.2017

On April 11 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia will perform within the framework of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland. Headed by conductor Sergey Smbatyan the Youth Orchestra will present Symphonic Images by Ghazaros Sarian, Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra by Aram Khachaturian (soloist – Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello), Symphony suite “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (soloist:  Jarosław Nadrzycki (violin). The concert devoted to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Poland and the 650th anniversary of Armenian community in Poland will take place at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall. The concert is held under the high patronage of the First Lady of the Republic оf Armenia Rita Sargsyan and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of RA. The Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival is one of the leading festivals of the classical world. This year it will be held from April 2 to April 14. The Youth orchestra will present the same concert program also on April 12 at Centrum Spotkania Kultur in Lublin.  

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SYOA is getting ready to perform within the framework of the Beethoven Easter Festival

07.04.2017

On April 6 ahead of the concerts within the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia performed with a concert for the Armenian audience. Headed by conductor Sergey Smbatyan SYOA presented Symphonic Images by Ghazaros Saryan, Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra by Aram Khachaturian (soloist: Bartosz Koziak, cello/Poland), symphony suite “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (soloist: Elena Korjenevich, violin/Russia). The concert was dedicated to the Day of Motherhood and Beauty. Cellist Bartosz Koziak mentioned that this concert marked his second collaboration with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia. 3 years ago while performing within the framework of the “Days of Penderecki” in Yerevan, Bartosz first met the orchestra. This time the soloist performed the Concert-Rhapsody by Khachaturyan. “I highly appreciate the cooperation with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, the musicians perform harmoniously with the soloist”,- shared Mr. Bartosz. Erik Manukyan, the violinist of SYOA noted that the orchestra musicians are preparing enthusiastically for the Beethoven Easter Festival. Though they had already toured to Poland before, the performance at Easter Festival will be a premiere. “This is rather responsible mission to represent the Armenian culture abroad, within the framework of the world’s leading musical event” – noted Mr. Manukyan. The concert of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia was broadcast online on LiveList.  

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