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24

Sep

Day 1
19:30 Armenian Time (+4 GMT)

  • Ernest Chausson – Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op.25
  • Alexey Shor – Violin Concerto “Phantasms”
    • I Dance of the Graces
    • II Elegy
    • III Flight of a Falcon
  • Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “Travel Notebook”
    • 1. Wayfarers Prayer
    • 2. La Rambla (inspired by visiting Barcelona)
    • 3. Addio (inspired by visiting Rome)
    • 4. Luxembourg Garden (inspired by visiting Paris)
    • 5. Rubicon (inspired by visiting Ravenna)
    • 6. Sorrow (inspired by visiting Venice)
    • 7. Horseman (inspired by visiting Ascot)

Soloists
Stella Chen (violin)
Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Conductor
Dmitry Yablonsky

ARMENIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(artistic director and principal conductor: Sergey Smbatyan)

26

Sep

Day 2
19:30 Armenian Time (+4 GMT)

  • Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “From My Bookshelf”
    • I Cinderella
    • II Don Quixote
    • III Tom Sawyer
    • IV Quasimodo
    • V Queen of Hearts
    • VI D'Artagnan
    • VII King Matt the First
    • VIII Romeo and Juliet
  • Alexey Shor - “The Four Seasons of Manhattan” for Violin and Orchestra
    • I Summer
    • II Autumn
    • III Winter
    • IV Spring
  • Pablo de Sarasate - Carmen-Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra

Soloists
Freddy Kempf (piano)
Zia Hyunsu Shin (violin)

Conductor
Marius Stravinsky

ARMENIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(artistic director and principal conductor: Sergey Smbatyan)

22

Jan

Day 3
19:30 Armenian Time (+4 GMT)

  • Józef Hofmann- Charakterskizzen, Op.40
    • 1. Vision
    • 2. Jadis
    • 3. Nenien
    • 4. Kaleidoskop
  • Alexey Shor- Piano Sonata
    • I Allegro deciso
    • II Andante
    • III Allegretto
  • Sergei Prokofiev- Piano Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83
    • I Allegro inquieto
    • II Andante caloroso
    • III Precipitato

Soloist
Andrey Gugnin (piano)

23

Jan

Day 4
19:30 Armenian Time (+4 GMT)

  • Alexey Shor- Piano Concerto "Childhood Memories"
    • I Chasing Fireflies
    • II Blooming May
    • III Sandbox
    • IV Hourglass
    • V Last Days of Summer
    • VI Naivete
    • VII Coming of Age
    • VIII Melancholy
    • IX First Love
  • Alexey Shor- Cello Concerto "Musical Pilgrimage"
    • I Allegro
    • II Adagio
    • III Ritmico

Soloists
Andrey Gugnin (piano)
Alexander Knyazev (cello)

Conductor
Dmitry Yablonsky

ARMENIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(artistic director and principal conductor: Sergey Smbatyan)

5

Feb

Closing Concert
19:30 Armenian Time (+4 GMT)

  • Alexey Shor- Clarinet Concerto"
    • I Vivace
    • II Andante
    • III Allegro
  • Felix Mendelsohn- Symphony No.4 in A major Op.90 "Italian"
    • I Allegro vivace
    • II Andante con moto
    • III Con moto moderato
    • IV Saltarello. Presto

Soloist
Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet)

Conductor
Dmitry Yablonsky

Conductor
Andreas Ottensamer

ARMENIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(artistic director and principal conductor: Sergey Smbatyan)

Artists

Stella
Chen

Violin

Denis
Kozhukhin

Piano

Freddy
Kempf

Piano

Zia (Hyunsu)
Shin

Violin

Andrey
Gugnin

Piano

Alexander
Knyazev

Cello

Andreas
Ottensamer

Clarinet

DMITRY
YABLONSKY

Conductor

MARIUS
STRAVINSKY

Conductor

Alexey
Shor

Composer

About

“ARMENIA”
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

The “ARMENIA” International Music Festival was established in 2017 at the initiative of Sergey Smbatyan, the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and Konstantin Ishkhanov, the President of the European Foundation for Support of Culture.

The several years of the festival’s history have earned it a reputation of a celebrated and awaited annual music event, with the concerts featuring world-scale prominent artists, whose performances might otherwise be less affordable or available in famous music halls around the world to many music lovers.

In the framework of the “ARMENIA” International Music Festival, many new talents have the opportunity to perform before a larger audience along with distinguished soloists, opening for them new paths of excellence in the sphere of classical music.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The artistic director of the festival is Sergey Smbatyan.

Organizers

KONSTANTIN ISHKHANOV

President of European Foundation for Support of Culture


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the European Foundation for Support of Culture, I am pleased to welcome you to the ‘Armenia’ Internati...

SERGEY SMBATYAN

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director of the “Armenia” International Music Festival


Already well grown into a tradition since 2017, the “Armenia” International Music Festival is a remarkable event in the cultural context of Armenia. I believe that a tradition is s...

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