Armenian National Academic Choir

Concert 08.02.2020

11th Armenian Composers’ Art Festival: Arutiunian Fest’s
Opening Ceremony
The festival is dedicated to acclaimed composer Alexander Harutyunyan’s 100th anniversary of birthday
Vocal-symphonic compositions by Alexander Arutiunian

Alexander Arutiunian – Vocal-symphonic poem “The story of Armenian people”
Lyrics: Ashot Grashi
Epigraphs by Silva Kaputikyan and Gevorg Emin
I Ruined hearths
II Through fiery ardour
III The song of a wanderer
IV The song of the Motherland
Soloists: Perch Qarazyan (tenor)
Hovsep Nshanyan (baritone)
Samvel Topalyan (reciter)

Alexander Arutiunian – Cantata about the Motherland
Lyrics: Ashot Grashi and Sarmen
I Grace
II Poplars
III Triumph of Labour
IV Lullaby
V Glory to the Motherland
Soloists: Greta Bagiyan (mezzo-soprano)
Grigor Abrahamyan (baritone)

Conductor: Hovhannes Tchekidjian
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra ASSO
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Sergey Smbatyan

Armenian National State Academic Choir
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor: Hovhannes Tchekidjian