Festival 2018

  • 26.09.2018


    FESTIVAL OPENING
    Choral Music Night

    THE ACADEMIC STATE CHOIR OF ARMENIA
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Hovhannes Tchekidjian

    Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
    Yerevan, Armenia

    Արամ Խաչատրյան համերգասրահ
    Երևան, Հայաստան

    PROGRAM

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Rise, rise
    Ploughing Song
    Threshing Song
    The Moon under the Hill
    It’s Drizzling
    Deer
    My Darling is a Rose
    I Planted a Garden in Yerevan
    Come Home
    I’ll Take her to the Mountains

    Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Chorus of Hebrew Slaves from the opera “Nabucco”

    Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Chorale

    Yan Frenkel (1920-1989)
    The Cranes

    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Excerpts from the opera “Porgy and Bess”

    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Valse
    Marche

    Tigran Tchukhadjyan (1837-1898)
    “O, Friends” and Final from the operette “Karine”

    Komitas
    Sweet Breeze
    Mortar Song


    28.09.2018


    Choral Music Night

    VOIX DE STRAS’
    (France)
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Catherine Bolzinger

    Grand Salon, Sorbonne
    Paris, France

    PROGRAM

    Yervand Yerkanyan (b. 1951)
    The Children of God (based on the hymn by St. Nerses Shnorhali, XII c.)
    At All Times (based on the hymn by St. Mesrop Mashtots, IV-V c.)
    Wonderful Birth (based on the hymn by St. Movses Khorenatsi, V c.)
    Creator of Adolescents (based on tał by St. Nerses Shnorhali, XII c.)

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Alagyaz

    St. Grigor Narekatsi (X-XI c.)
    Bird, Bird

    Komitas
    You are a Plane Tree
    Devoted Souls (based on the hymn by Komitas Aghtsetsi, VII c.)

    André Caplet (1878-1925)
    Messe à trois voix dite des petits de SaintEustache-la-Forêt


    30.09.2018


    Choral Music Night

    VOIX DE STRAS’
    (France)
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Catherine Bolzinger

    Grand Salon, Sorbonne
    Paris, France

    Concert Hall of Komitas Museum-Institute
    Yerevan, Armenia

    PROGRAM

    Yervand Yerkanyan (b. 1951)
    The Children of God (based on the hymn by St. Nerses Shnorhali, XII c.)
    At All Times (based on the hymn by St. Mesrop Mashtots, IV-V c.)
    Wonderful Birth (based on the hymn by St. Movses Khorenatsi, V c.)
    Creator of Adolescents (based on tał by St. Nerses Shnorhali, XII c.)

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Alagyaz

    St. Grigor Narekatsi (X-XI c.)
    Bird, Bird

    Komitas
    You are a Plane Tree
    Devoted Souls (based on the hymn by Komitas Aghtsetsi, VII c.)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Les angelus
    choral version by Clytus Gottwald (b. 1925)

    Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
    Bolyongás
    Leánynéző

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Die Nonne

    Lionel Ginoux (b1978)
    Make me a dream

    André Caplet (1878-1925)
    Messe à trois voix dite des petits de SaintEustache-la-Forêt


    01.10.2018


    Piano Recital

     KEI SAOTOME
    (Japan)

    Concert Hall of Komitas Museum-Institute
    Yerevan, Armenia

    PROGRAM

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata N 8, A minor, KV. 310

    Franz List (1811-1886)
    Concert-Paraphrase based on “Rigoletto” by G. Verdi

    Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
    Fantaisie in F minor, op. 49
    Grande Valse brillante in E-flat major, op. 18

    Gagik Hovunts (b1930)
    10 Pieces-Monograms for Piano
    (fragments)

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Seven Dances

    1. Manushaki
    2. Yerangi
    3. Unabi
    4. Marali
    5. Shushiki
    6. Het u Araj
    7. Karno Shoror

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    L’Isle Joyeuse


    02.10.2018


    Choral Music Night


    “HOVER” STATE CHAMBER CHOIR
    “SPEGHANI” CHOIR
    YEREVAN STATE CHAMBER CHOIR
    “GEGHARD” VOCAL ENSEMBLE
    ARMENIAN STATE CHAMBER CHOIR

    Komitas Chamber Music Hall
    Yerevan, Armenia

    PROGRAM

     “HOVER” STATE CHAMBER CHOIR
    Artistic Director and Conductor: Sona Hovhannisyan

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Lord, our God
    Let the Nightingale not Sing
    Pretty Lass
    I shall Say Something to the Slender Beloved
    Beloved
    Habrban
    Oh, Pretty
    At Night, Moonlit Night
    Papuri (dance)
    The Water is Coming from this Brook
    Aparan is Stony
    Tando
    Hօ, yaman and Beloved
    Unfortunate Girl
    Girls, let’s Dance

    “SPEGHANI” CHOIR
    Artistic Director and Conductor: Sarine Avtandilyan

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/1526-1594)
    Sub tuum praesidium
    Ave Regina coelorum

    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    La petite fille sage

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Nun stehn die Rosen in Blüte

    Eva Ugalde (b. 1973)
    Uraren besotik

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Oh, Boy from Օur Village

    YEREVAN STATE CHAMBER CHOIR
    Artstic Director and Conductor: Harutyun Topikyan

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Rise, rise
    The Light-Bearing Morning
    Father, Father, Your Homeland

    Edgar Hovhannisyan (1930-1998)
    I Sowed the Seeds

    Yervand Yerkanyan (b. 1951)
    The Prayer of my Mountain

    Tigran Mansuryan (b. 1939)
    Autumn Song (The Fragment from “Ars Poetica” Cycle by Yeghishe Charents)

    Martin Vardazaryan (b. 1938)
    An Evergreen Tree

    “GEGHARD” VOCAL ENSAMBLE
    Artistic director: Mher Navoyan
    Conductor: Anahit Papayan

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Deoted Souls (based on the hymn by Komitas Aghtsetsi, VII c.)
    Coming from the Mountains
    Alagyaz and the Incense Tree
    My dear Mother
    Deer
    It’s Drizzling

    Konstantin Petrosyan (b. 1946)
    Take the moon

    Arthur Aharonyan (b. 1962)
    Evening Prayer (folk lyrics)

    Yervand Yerkanyan (b. 1951)
    One Hayren from the «Six  Philosophical Hayrens» Cycle
    (words by Hovhannes Yerznkatsi Pluz, XIII c.)

    Komitas
    Beloved Sona

     ARMENIAN STATE CHAMBER CHOIR
    Artistic Director and Conductor: Robert Mlkeyan

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    My Heart Trembles (based on the ganj by Mkhitar Ayrivanetsi, XIII c.)
    Cool me Down Mountains
    Rise, Rise
    Sweet Breeze
    Spring


    05.10.2018


    Piano Recital

    SERGIO ESCALERA
    (Bolivia)

    Concert Hall of Komitas Museum-Institute
    Yerevan, Armenia

    PROGRAM

    Komitas (1869-1935)
    Seven Dances

    1. Manushaki
    2. Yerangi
    3. Unabi
    4. Marali
    5. Shushiki
    6. Het u Araj
    7. Karno Shoror

    Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
    “Laments, or the Maiden and the Nightingale” from Goyescas Suite

    Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
    Fantasia Baetic

    Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
    Chôro No. 5: Brazilian Soul

    Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
    Argentinian Dances օp. 2

                               Danza del Viejo Boyero
    Danza de la Moza Donosa
    Danza del Gaucho Matrero

    Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)
    Levante


    07.10.2018


    “HOVER” STATE CHAMBER CHOIR
    (male part)
    Artistic Director and Conductor: Sona Hovhannisyan

    Haritcհ Monastery
    Haritch, Armenia

    PROGRAM

    KOMITAS (1869-1935)
    Patarag (Divine Liturgy)


    08.10.2018


    CHILDREN CHOIRS

    Concert Hall of Komitas Museum-Institute
    Yerevan, Armenia

    PROGRAM

    Boys’ Choir of Anton Chekhov School No 55 in Yerevan
    Conductor: Narine Voskanyan

    Choir of Galina Starovoytova School in Yerevan
    Conductor: Alvard Petrosyan

    Choir of Armen Tigranyan Music School in Yerevan
    Conductor: Ruben Karaseferyan

    Choir of Daniel Ghazaryan Music School in Artik
    Conductor: Karine Bikilyan

    Choir of Ghazaros Saryan Art School in Yerevan
    Conductor: Grigor Harutyunyan

    Choir of Anushavan Ter-Ghevondyan Music School in Yerevan
    Conductor: Mamikon Andreasyan

    Choir of Alexander Spendiaryan Music School in Yerevan
    Conductor: Lilit Yedigaryan


  • THE ACADEMIC STATE CHOIR OF ARMENIA -
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Hovhannes Tchekidjian The Academic State Choir of Armenia was formed in 1937. Hovhannes Tchekidjian has been an Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Choir since September 1961. The Academic State Choir of Armenia always performs its programs in the original languages (more than 27 in total) and its programs
    VOIX DE STRAS’ -
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Catherine Bolzinger Conducted by Catherine Bolzinger, the vocal ensemble was created in 1997, featuring up to 20 singers, focusing on music by contemporary composers. It gives the public the opportunity to discover or rediscover a wide repertoire of modern and contemporary works such as world premiere performances of compositions from
    KEI SAOTOME -
    (Piano, Japan) Kei Saotomé was born in a family of artists in Tokyo. At the age of 8, she was introduced to Olivier Messiaen and his wife Yvonne Loriod, and moved to Paris on their recommendation. While under the tutelage of the French pianist, she began performing in public and participated in several television programs
    “GEGHARD” VOCAL ENSEMBLE -
    Artistic director։ Mher Navoyan Conductor։ Anahit Papayan “Geghard” Ensemble was founded in 2001 by soloist and conductor Anahit Papayan. This female ensemble consists of eight singers. The artistic director is Mher Navoyan, Doctor of Arts, professor, medievalist-musicologist, Honored Worker of Arts of RA. Besides the Divine Liturgies sung each Sunday in St. Geghard Monastery (IV-XIII
    ARMENIAN STATE CHAMBER CHOIR -
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Robert Mlkeyan The National Chamber Choir of Armenia (NCCA) was founded in 2000 and Maestro Robert Mlkeyan, an Honored Worker of Art of Armenia, was appointed as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the ensemble. In 2006, the ensemble took part in the International Festival of Modern Music in
    SERGIO ESCALERA -
    (Piano, Bolivia)  Sergio Escalera began his musical studies at the National Conservatory of Music in La Paz city, at the age of six. In 2008, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy, and to be a Music Scholar at the “Scuola Superiore Internazionale di
    YEREVAN STATE CHAMBER CHOIR -
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Harutyun Topikyan Yerevan Chamber Choir was founded in 1996 by Harutyun Topikyan, it is one of the well-known musical collectives and since 2009 was recognised as a State collective (YSCC). Yerevan Chamber Choir performed in International Music Festival in Ravenna, Italy (1997), International Music Festival in Bergen, Norway (1999), the
    “SPEGHANI” CHOIR -
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Sarine Avtandilyan The “Speghani” choir was founded in 1996. The artistic director and conductor of the choir is Sarine Avtandilyan, Honorary Worker of Culture of Armenia. “Speghani” choir is constantly implementing new ideas and projects with its significant contribution to the development of contemporary choral art. The choir has had
    “HOVER” STATE CHAMBER CHOIR -
    Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Sona Hovhannisyan “Hover” State Chamber Choir has been founded and conducted by Professor of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, Honorary Worker of Art of the Republic of Armenia Sona Hovhannisyan. In 2017 the choir celebrated its 25th Anniversary. “Hover” State Chamber Choir is open to all genres of choral music. The

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    CHILDREN CHOIRS

     


    02.10.2018


    CHORAL MUSIC NIGHT

     

     


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    26.09.2018


     

    FESTIVAL OPENING


    THE ACADEMIC STATE CHOIR OF ARMENIA