Concert of mezzo-soprano Varsenik Avanyan and pianist Vasiliy Rolich took place
at AGBU concert hall in Armenia. It was entitled "Music of stone" and was
dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Komitas. Special guest of the evening was
pianist, Honored Artist of Armenia Vahagn Hayrapetyan. The concert featured
songs by Komitas, Avet Terteryan, and Eduard Abrahamyan. The program will
terminate on December 10 at Arev Art Gallery.
"For me, the year of Komitas was very fook. You feel his power outside your
homeland when non-Armenian listener enjoys his compositions and can't understand
it's origins. I told them, that it's nor European, neither oriental music: this
is the true Armenian music",-Varsenik Avanyan says.
Her concert tour dedicated to Komitas took place at Saint Petersburg's center of
Elena Obraztsova, at "Niko" gallery in Moscow, at Franciscan Friary of Klaipeda
(Lithuania) and at Vilnius Art Museum. Pianists Karine Pogosbekova and Narine
Stepanyan accompanied the singer during the tour.
"When I talk about Komitas, I often make parallels with Tigran the Great and his
"Sea to sea Armenia". We are proud of it. Now we haven't "Sea to sea Armenia",
but Komitas and Armenian songs still exist. It proves, that we are strong with
our culture",-the singer concludes.
The tour held with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture,
and Sport of the RA, Embassy of Armenia to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, AGBU
and Armenian National Music.