Marianna Gyurjyan

29.05.2009 17:05

On the 1st of June, the International Children's Day, the State
Chamber Orchestra of Armenia will give a concert in the city of
Spitak. 'Little Singers of Armenia' choir directed by Tigran Hekekyan
will also participate in the concert.

Artistic director and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra Aram
Gharabekyan told a press conference today that the concert will be
simultaneously dedicated to famous composer Tigran Mansuryan's 70th
birthday, who will be an honorable guest at the event. Fragments from
his Ice Queen ballet will be performed.

Speaking about the necessity of raising the role of classical music,
Tigran Mansyryan said classical concerts had to become part of
everyday life.

According to the composer, high-quality classical concerts were
essential for bringing up and educating the younger generation.

Tigran Hekekyan is assured that the propagation of classical music
starts at a young age and attaches importance to the artistic education
of children.

"The love for and interest in classical music should be aroused
from childhood, alternative ways of education are necessary,"
he underlined.'