THE CONCERT OF THE ITALIAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL MUSICA RIVA, DEDICATED TO THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARAM KHACHATURIAN

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14:32, 31 July, 2013

On July 30 the Italian International Festival Musica Riva presented
Armenian music. State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, headed by the
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan, performed at
the concert, named "Armenia-Italy: the bridge between East and West",
dedicated to the 110th anniversary of great Armenian composer Aram
Khachaturian. Soloists were Elena Tansky (violin, Austria), Lusine
Lazarian (soprano, Armenia).

As the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia informed "Armenpress"
the evening of Armenian music in the square, full of the audience,
was followed by thunderous applause. The Youth Orchestra performed
the Violin Concerto by Aram Khachaturian, excerpts from the ballet
"Spartacus" and "Gayane". The concert of Armenian music was attended
by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of
Armenia to Italy Sargis Ghazaryan, the mayor of Riva del Garda.

Almost the entire city accepted a two-hour concert enthusiastically.

Sate Youth Orchestra of Armenia is invited to the festival as
its official orchestra. Participation in such musical holiday has
become possible thanks to joint efforts of RA Ministry of Culture,
Arthur Varzhapetyan, the founder of "Luding" company and many other
friends. Within the framework of the Festival the Youth Orchestra
has also performed with the world-renowned pianist Aldo Ciccolini,
cellist Natalia Gutman (conductor Isaac Karabchevsky). On July 27
the orchestra performed works by Verdi and Wagner (conductor Marco
Boemi). The soloists were Michela Sburlati (soprano), Nkosazana
Dimande (soprano), Eung Kwang Lee (baritone). On the first of August
the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia will perform with the winner
of the Grand Prix of 8th Aram Khachaturian International Competition
Fedor Roudine (violin), and on the third of August the Orchestra will
present "Requiem" by Verdi, conducted by Isaac Karabchevsky. Soloists
are Nkosazana Dimande (soprano), Anna Viktorova (soprano), Khachatur
Badalyan (tenor), Evgeny Stavinsky (bass), Nkosazana Dimande soloists
(soprano), Anna Viktorova (soprano), Khachatur Badalyan (tenor),
Eugene Stavinskii (bass). It is noteworthy the Italian Festival
Musica Riva is based on 30-year history of unique and wellestablished
traditions and each year it unites world famous orchestras, soloists,
dance groups, choirs, famous representatives of world music art from
all around the world.