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“CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS”
COMPOSERS’ FESTIVAL

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, supported by with the European Foundation for Support of Culture, launched the “Contemporary Classics” Composers’ Festival In November 2019. It became the first composers’ festival in Armenia to entirely feature living world legends of our times.

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"Contemporary Classics" Composers' Festival 2019

New project by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra for the concert season 2019/2020!  In Fall 2019, on November 1-9, ASSO, in collaboration with the European Foundation for Support of Culture, will host the first composers’ festival in Armenia “Contemporary Classics”.  

Exclusive in its kind, this musical event will bring together world-renowned composers living and creating by our side. In the framework of the festival, legendary composers from different corners of the world will be represented: Armenia, China, Georgia, Poland, Malta, Russia, Latvia, Wales. 

The “Contemporary Classics” Composers’ Festival is a unique opportunity for music lovers to enjoy the masterpieces of famed composers of our time by the world recognized virtuoso performers and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Tigran Mansurian, Qigang Chen, Giya Kancheli, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alexey Shor, Georgs Pelecis, Karl Jenkins and Alexander Tchaikovsky. World-famous musicians such as Mario Brunello, Gidon Kremer, Boris Berezovsky, Daria Tchaikovskaya, Yuri Bashmet and many other prominent composers' artworks will be presented in Armenia on one stage. 

Concert Programme

06. 03

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Haro Stepanyan - Piano Concerto

Allegro animato-Moderato con spirito-Largo

Andante con spirito

Edgar Hovhannisyan - Passacaglia from the Ballet "Antouni

Edward Mirzoyan - Symphonic Poem “Loreci Sako

Ruben-Asatryan img

Ruben Asatryan

Conductor

Armen-Babakhanyan img

Armen Babakhanyan

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

01. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Tigran Mansurian - Partita for Symphony Orchestra

Overture

Pastorale

Tigran Mansurian - Violin Concerto No.1

Intermission

Tigran Mansurian - Four Pieces from “The Snow Maiden” Ballet

Menuet

Gerda’s solo dance

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Chouchane-Siranossian img

Chouchane Siranossian

Violin

Mario-Brunello img

Mario Brunello

Cello

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

03. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Giya Kancheli - À la Duduki” for Symphony Orchestra

Giya Kancheli - “Lonesome” for Violin and Orchestra

Giya Kancheli - “Angels of Sorrow” for Violin, Cello, Children’s Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Gidon-Kremer img

Gidon Kremer

Violin

Giedrė-Dirvanauskaitė img

Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė

Cello

Anahit-Papayan img

Anahit Papayan

Choirmaster

Karine-Arakelyan img

Karine Arakelyan

Artistic Director

04. 11

17:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Krzysztof Penderecki - Adagio from Symphony No.3

Krzysztof Penderecki - Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra

Intermission

Krzysztof Penderecki - Symphony No.5 “Korean”

Krzysztof-Penderecki img

Krzysztof Penderecki

Conductor

Ju-Young-Baek img

Ju-Young Baek

Violin

Claudio-Bohorquez img

Claudio Bohorquez

Cello

Eduard-Topchjan img

Eduard Topchjan

Conductor

05. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Alexey Shor - Selections from the Ballet Suite “Crystal Palace”

Overture

Children’s Dance

Alexey Shor - Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Allegro

Adagio

Alexey Shor - Selections from “Images from the Great Siege” Symphonic Cycle

Solitary Rider

A Loss

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Ingolf-Wunder img

Ingolf Wunder

Piano

Victor-Julien-Laferrière img

Victor Julien-Laferrière

Cello

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

07. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Georgs Pelecis - “Endorphin Music” for Symphony Orchestra

Georgs Pelecis - “Dedication to My Teacher” Concert for Two Pianos, orchestra and Tape

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Roberto-Cominati img

Roberto Cominati

Piano

Costanza-Principe img

Costanza Principe

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

08. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Karl Jenkins - Symphonic Adiemus

In Caelum Fero

Chorale: Za Ma Ba

Adiemus

Song of the Spirit

Chorale: Elegia

Kayama

Tintinnabulum

Tintinnabulum

Claudio-Bohorquez img

Claudio Bohorquez

Cello

Eduard-Topchjan img

Eduard Topchjan

Conductor

Karl-Jenkins img

Karl Jenkins

Conductor

Ohannes-Tchekidjian img

Ohannes Tchekidjian

Conductor

09. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Alexander Tchaikovsky - Grand Serenade

Alexander Tchaikovsky - Double Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestr

Alexander Tchaikovsky - Concerto No.2 “Studies in Ordinary Tones” for Viola, Piano and Orchestra

The Concerto is dedicated to Yuri Bashmet

Andante

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Alexander-Tchaikovsky img

Alexander Tchaikovsky

Piano

Daria-Tchaikovskaya img

Daria Tchaikovskaya

Piano

Yuri-Bashmet img

Yuri Bashmet

Viola