From October 26 to 29, 2009 the series of concerts entitled the “Days of Krzysztof Penderecki in Armenia” were held for the second time within the framework of 10th international festival “Perspectives of the 21st Century”.
Having started on September 22 of 2009, the third “Veradardz” classic music festival had its sixth and closing concert on October 24, at Komitas Chamber Music Hall. The initiator and implementer of the event was the Cultural foundation “Gallery of Arts”.
In 2009, Yerevan State University was celebrating the 90th anniversary of its foundation. The series of anniversary events throughout the whole year was concluded with a big concert that took place on October 3 at Al. Spendiaryan National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
On September 15, 2009 Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall hosted the joint concert of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and Michel Legrand.
On May 29, 2009, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia performed at the “Great Hall” of Yerevan State Medical University.
In 2009 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia came up with a new initiative to promote classical music among Armenian youth and generate interest towards it.
On 30 January, 2009 the 80th anniversary of Hovhannes Cheqijyan was celebrated at Al. Spendiaryan National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
On December 16, 2008 a unique joint concert of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and world famous Russian violinist Vadim Repin took place at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.
In October-December 2008, exactly 20 years after the great tragedy that befell the Armenian people, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (artistic director and principal conductor Sergey Smbatyan) gave a concert series in memory of the 20th anniversary of the devastating earthquake in 1988.
On October 23, 2009 music lovers of Yerevan were presented a pleasant surprise.