Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in China for the first
time. The orchestra tour will start on December 27 and will continue until
January 9, 2020.ANPO will perform 10 concerts in 9 cities, including Shanghai
Grand Theater and the Beijing National Opera. All concerts will feature Aram
Khachaturian's "Masquerade", excerpts from "Spartacus" and P. Tchaikovsky's
“Nutcracker” Ballets, Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherazade”.
“We will perform mostly without soloist, only a few concerts the soloist joins
us. This is much more difficult as all the attention will be focused on us. On
the one hand, I am happy that they trust us, on the other hand, it will be
difficult”-said Eduard Topchjan, artistic director and principal conductor of
ANPO during the press conference.
The tour will be carried out with the support of the RA Ministry of Education,
Science, Culture and Sport, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the
Republic of Armenia, Armstrong International Music, and Wright Music Management.
“This tour is very important in terms of their political significance. For every
country, culture is a strategic weapon. Today, everyone is saying that our
Philharmonic orchestra has achieved a high level of performance status. This
will be a very serious impetus for the development of cultural relations between
the two countries. Everybody realizes the strategic importance of China.
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people will hear the name of Armenia for the
first time, which will make them inquire about Armenia -RA Deputy Minister of
Education, Science, Culture and Sport Ara Khzmalyan told reporters. According to
him, the tour will be an impetus for a large number of Chinese tourists to visit
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