The 5th Armenian contemporary music festival will take place from October 31-
December 9. As 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Komitas, the festival will be
dedicated to the giant of the Armenian music. The festival will be held in
collaboration with UNESCO by the support of the Ministry of Education, Science,
Culture and Sport of RA and by the initiative Composers Union of Armenia. 4
concerts will take place within the framework of the Festival. The program was
accepted during the meetings of the CUA Symphony and Chamber music section.
The opening ceremony will start with the commemoration concert. Musicians and
music lovers will pay tribute to Komitas, as well as to composers Gagik Hovunts,
Stepan Shakaryan, Yuri Harutyunyan who passed away in 2019. Works by CUA members
Davit Sakoyan, Yervand Yerkanyan, Arsen Harutyunyan, Artur Mitinyan and Anna
Zakaryan will be presented in the second part of the concert. The concert will
feature Ancient music ensemble "Tagharan", under the baton of Sedrak Yerkanyan.
The second concert will take place at AGBU concert hall on the 19th of November.
Works by Eduard Hayrapetyan, Aram Hovhannisyan, Zohrab Paremuzyan, Konstantin
Petrosyan, Martin Ulikhanyan, Davit Balasanyan and Hovhannes Manukyan will be
performed within the concert.
The third concert of the festival will take place at Chamber music hall on the
21st of November and the program will include choral works by Komitas, Anna
Azizyan, Armenuhi Karapetyan, Vahram Sargsyan, Ashot Ghazaryan, Artashes
Kartalian. “Arahet” (“Trail”) choir (artistic director: Tanya Minasyan) and HI
MUSIC band (artistic director: Vahe Hayrapetyan) will perform at the concert.
The closing concert of the festival will be held at Chamber music hall on the
9th of December featuring Chamber staff of Armenian National Philharmonic
Orchestra under the lead of Ruben Asatryan. The orchestra will play works by
Mikhail Kokzhaev, Karen Ananyan, Narine Zarifyan, Anahit Kostanyan and Arpine
Kalinina. Pieces of this year jubilant Sergey Aghajanyan and Avet Terteryan also
will be performed during the concert.
All concerts start at 7 p.m. Free admission.