The world premiere of Vache Sharafyan's «Requiem for Desert» will take place within the framework of Yerevan 13th International Music Festival at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall on the 18th of October. The piece is based on Sona Van's book called «Libretto for Desert» and traditional texts of Requiem. The Requiem will be performed by Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (artistic director and principal conductor Eduard Topchjan), «Hover» Chamber Choir (artistic director and conductor Sona Hovhannisyan), Artsvik Demurchyan Narine Ananikyan, conductor Premil Petrovic from Serbia. Works by Schnittke, Schumann, and Komitas will be performed in the first part of the concert (Hayk Melikyan – piano, Anushik Nikoghosyan - violin).