CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT IN YEREVAN IN MEMORY OF RENOWNED BRITISH CONDUCTOR COLIN DAVIS

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14:42 30.04.2013

On April 29 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (SYOA) headed by the
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan presented
a concert of classical music at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall,
SYOA Press Service informs.

The concert was dedicated to the memory of famous British conductor,
president of the London Symphony Orchestra Sir Colin Davis. For Sergey
Smbatyan Maestro was not just a musician: the artistic director of
the Youth Orchestra studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London
under the direction of Sir Colin Davis, where he received all the
necessary knowledge for the development of professional skills.

Having learned about the concert in memory of Sir Davis, the Chief
Director of the London Symphony Orchestra Kathryn McDowell sent a
message, which reads, in part: "The musicianship and humanity of Sir
Colin Davis have been cherished by musicians and audiences alike. In
the years of teaching he was a mentor to many young performers and
conductors at the Royal Academy of Music, including also Sergey
Smbatyan." She also thanked the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia for
the concert dedicated to the memory of Maestro.

The concert program included: Dmitry Shostakovich (Symphony No 6),
Camille Saint-Saens (Cello Concerto No 1), Maurice Ravel (Waltz,
choreographic poem). The soloist was the RA

>From now on the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia will donate 10%
of the revenue of each bought ticket to the charity foundation "Gift
of Life", which is aimed to save the children suffering from cancer
and blood diseases.


From: Baghdasarian