On October 13 Komitas Chamber Music House hosted a chamber music evening within the framework of the 5th Khachaturian International Festival. The Brass Ensemble of the State Youth Orchestra performed for the public.
The concert was a unique one, as the brass ensembles don’t often perform for the audience. The SYOA musician Garegin Ghazaryan (horn) noted that they have created an unusual combination of brass instruments and they are trying to present the music with the unique format.
According to Garegin Ghazaryan there are not so many pieces composed for the brass ensembles. During the concert the musicians presented compositions both written for the brass instruments and the arrangements.
Compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Richard Wagner, Martin Ulikhanyan, Thad Jones were presented. Compositions by foreign composers for the brass quintet were also performed.
The 5th Khachaturian International Festival, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky, will present symphony and chamber concerts. The organizers of the festival provide invitations to the students of musical schools, military educational institutions, giving the opportunity to enjoy the concerts.
The students of Monte Melkonian Military-Training School enjoyed performances of the Brass Ensemble at the Chamber Music House.
You can watch the live streaming of the concerts of the Khachaturian Festival via https://www.khachaturianfestival.com/ website.
The 5th Khachaturian International Festival is held under the high patronage of the President of RA Serzh Sargsyan. It is implemented thanks to the joint efforts of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (General Partner of the Orchestra – VivaCell-MTS), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of RA, the “Khachaturian” Foundation, European Foundation for Support of Culture .