LIVE: Classical music from Armenia's Khachaturian International Festival

Khachaturian International Festival
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Shhh. The performance is on. Enjoy one of the region's most important classic concerts brought to you live from Armenia by Euronews Culture.

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Love classical music? Then, you've come to the right place because this month we'll be bringing you exceptional performances and highlights from a series of concerts Armenia.

Euronews Culture is livestreaming this year’s Khachaturian International Festival. Established in 2013, the annual festival brings together some of the world’s greatest classical talents to the capital of Yerevan.

We'll take you into the heart of the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall so you can feel and experience the sound and sight of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra.

The last performance is an Antonín Dvořák violin concerto followed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade’. Carmine Lauri was solo on violin with Sergey Smbatyan conducting.

The festival is named after Aram Khachaturian, an Armenian composer who was born in Georgia and is also considered one of the most important of the Soviet era, alongside the musicians Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Artistic Director Sergey Smbatyan has been conducting a variety of performances highlighting cross-cultural dialogue through music, as well as a celebration of Khachaturian’s legacy.

Previous musical guests have included John Malkovich, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Sergey Khachatryan, Mayu Kishima, Ning Feng, Boris Berezovsky, Gloria Campaner, Alexander Romanovsky and Narek Hakhnazaryan.

Past performances:

17 December 2022

A concert programme with works by Leonard Bernstein and Friedrich Gulda. Sergey Smbatyan will conduct with Anastasia Kobekina as cello soloist.

15 December 2022

Two pieces from Khachaturian’s ballet ‘Spartacus’ and three piano concertos. The piano soloist was Massimo Spada with Sergey Smbatyan conducting.

9 December 2022 - Khachaturian Jazz

Jazz arrangements of Aram Khachaturian’s compositions performed by Vahagn Hayrapetyan as soloist on piano with Armen Hyusnunts, Martin Ulikhanyan, Andranik Berberyan, and Sergey Smbatyan conducting.

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