Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visited the National Gallery of Armenia on September 15 to view the “Hovhannes Aivazovsky: Creation” exhibition, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the famous painter’s birthday.
The concert will feature works by Antonio Vivaldi and Astoria Piazzola and new pieces.
Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan sent a congratulatory message to People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia Rafael Kotanjian on his 75th birthday, wishing him robust health, inexhaustible energy and vigor, as well as new achievements.
The St. Kirakos Armenian Church of Diyarbakir, Turkey has been looted and damages as result of the Turkish-Kurdish clashes in that region.
Harutyun Khachatryan has stepped down as director of Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival.
Fame is usually not the goal for a true artist. You can be famous for many things today. But as an artist you would like for your art and craft to be recognized all over the world, yes! And have people use what you do to their own best ability and appreciate it as much as you do. The main obstacle I would say is timing. Everything has it’s time and place and I believe that I have a place at the top of the industry.
President Serzh Sargsyan received People’s Artist of Georgia and the USSR, composer Giya Kancheli who is in Armenia to attend the Yerevan music festival dedicated to Kancheli, scheduled for June 18-20.
This year, in the period of 70th Festival de Cannes—May 18-26, for the first time Armenia will be represented in the Film Market in the sector Village International/Pantiero under the number 226 through the pavilion of the Republic of Armenia, where these days “Aurora’s sunrise” of Bars Media, Sergo Ustyan’s “Exchange” and Artur Sukiasyan’s “The Wounded City” are trying their chances to succeed.
Israeli jazz bassist, composer, singer and arranger Avishai Cohen will perform with his Trio (Omri Mor – Piano, Itamar Doari – Percussion) for the first time in Armenia. The concert will be held on May 31 in Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall, Yerevan.
70th jubilee edition of Cannes has been launched at Côte d’Azur gathering world cinematography giants here. The feeling of cinema fete, felt in the air, pleasantly and successfully makes forget after-effects of tiring road, however, this mood has less probability to last long if you are here to work.
“I came into acting career in August of 2009. I was doing a job in Delhi and one of my friends, whose name is Karan Wahi invited me to Mumbai and said to give an audition for the show. I just started to act and the producers of the show confirmed me as an actor.”
“We don’t have difficulty in communication. Firstly, Suren Asatryan regularly visits Turkey for already more than 20 years and is fluent in Turkish, but even if he didn’t know Turkish, we would understand each other, we speak in a language of music. This is a good method for us to communicate. Music is freedom everyone understands,” he said.
World renowned pianist, Honored Artist of Armenia and Russia Maria Ghambaryan will perform on May 17 in St. Petersburg’s state academic capella.
Grammy Award winning musician and activist Serj Tankian and social impact filmmaker Carla Garapedian introduced the organization’s first initiative – a USD 5,000 video challenge from the Oscar-winning director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda and The Promise).
The Wall Street Journal has referred to the film, noting that it’s difficult to make such a film in Hollywood without a funding by a philanthropist when there is no book or TV script.
The Armenian trailer of the Armenian Genocide Hollywood film ‘The Promise’ is available online. The world premier of the movie will be held on April 21.
People’s Artist of Armenia, soprano Hasmik Papian has been awarded the Gold Medal of Armenia’s Culture Ministry for significant contribution in the development of Armenian and global opera art and on the occasion of her 30th anniversary of her career, the Culture Ministry told.
On April 5 one of screening rooms of London’s Soho hotel was full of guests. Representatives of the UK government and parliament, well-known British media outlets, cultural, community and business circles, diplomats and ambassador brought their participation.
“The war in Congo was one of the deadliest wars since World War II. I vow to keep the promise to help support human rights in Congo,” Gosling said in a video.
One sees what is happening in Turkey right now, how Turkey is dealing with its own minorities, the type of language that the President of Turkey is using in regards to non-Muslim Europe, it all reflects the same narrow, ethno-religious nationalism that prevailed there 100 years ago.
This is the present situation of the Armenians. I should not have to ground the Armenian Genocide in comparisons to the Holocaust to illustrate its horror, it was a genocide, and is thus reserved a special, terrible place in human history all its own (indeed, the word “genocide” was coined by Raphael Lemkin precisely in response to the Armenian Genocide).
The Challenge flash mob initiated by Eurovision 2017 Armenia’s representative Artsvik Harutyunyan continues. This time the challenge was accepted by Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, who performed Lorik by Komitas.
As private screenings for the upcoming Terry George Armenian Genocide epic The Promise are held on the Hill and elsewhere, battle lines are being drawn between those who embrace historical truth and those who would distort or deny it.
Komitas’s output was modest: 80 choral works and songs, arrangements of the Armenian mass, and some dances for piano. But as his better-known compatriot Aram Khachaturian acknowledged, he singlehandedly laid the foundations for Armenia’s classical tradition.
“Musicians from Armenia will also take part in the awards. The concert will bring together numerous Armenians of France and neighboring countries, as well as artists from the Fatherland,” Barro said. Adam Barro recently received two additional international awards from competitions in Italy and Spain.
Golden Globe winner Oscar Issac, Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale and famous rock musician, soloist of “System of a Down” group Serj Tankian, as well as actress Angela Sarafyan, screenwriter Terry George will attend the premiere of Armenian Genocide themed “The Promise” film.
More than dozens of movies left behind, several of which brought world fame not only to the film director, but also his homeland, authorizing discovery of “Distance montage”—exclusive innovative theory in cinematography, and today Pelechian won’t stop “shooting” the upcoming film—“Homo sapiens”, but for now only in his mind.
“For this book there will be fights, attacks against me, or there will be absolute indifference, as people reading will consider that I have written something absurd,” world movie legend Artavazd Pelechian said about his work “My world and common theory of the field”, which took him half a century to create it.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has won the best foreign language Oscar in Los Angeles, for a second time, for domestic drama “The Salesman.” Farhadi, 44, did not attend the ceremony because he said that the conditions that would be attached to a potential entry visa were unacceptable.
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon stars in Arthur Balder’s new experimental documentary “American Mirror” with Armenian painter Tigran Tsitoghzhyan, Asbarez reported. The shootings of the film are in th final stage.
“His outstanding body of work often focuses on the themes of community, isolation and the role of technology in our lives. Generous with his time and talent, he serves as a mentor and teacher, and as an active member of cultural boards and film festival juries. He is also a talented visual artist and director of both theater and opera.”
Famous German sculptor Bertrand Freiesleben has created the bust of Armenian Chess Grandmaster Levon Aronian. Bertrand Freiesleben told a press conference in “Armenpress” how he sculpted the bust.
The ministry of culture said art historian Poghos Haytayan has passed away on February 6, aged 81. Haytayan is the author of numerous articles, monographs and books.
According to the February 3 decree of Culture Minister Armen Amiryan, Director of Opera and Ballet National Academic Theater Andranik Arzumanyan was dismissed in accordance with his application, the Ministry informed.
Guillaume de Guiteau, Hennessy cognac house brand ambassador, paid a 3-day visit to Armenia, within which exclusive master class was conducted by one of the 6 ambassadors, introducing the well-known cognac, a participant of which was 168.am as well.
I have documented Armenian heritage in Turkey, as so soon we won’t be able to find even these ones: Turkish photographer
“The biggest problem in Turkey-Armenia relation is the following: in Turkey most of the people have no idea and have never thought about the fact that there was Genocide, due to 100 years of governmental police, none of the Turks has any idea of the unspoken, forbidden truth. So, they never question if there was the fact of Genocide, because they have no idea if there were Armenians living before.”
Harutyun Chkolyan’s “Armenian Soundscapes. Duduk. Zurna. Ney” with fresh interpretation of Traditional Armenian Folk, Gusan Shahen and Sayat Nova
I play 3 musical instruments—duduk, zurna and ney. I’d particularly like to speak of Garegin Arekelyan’s “Sunrise,” which for the first time will be played today, as well as Ara Dinkchyan’s “Offering” and Grigor Arakelian’s “Tidings and dance” (Aveits ev par), which are also important to me,” Harutyun Chkolyan told 168.am.
For the first time the songwriter visited Armenia, when he aged 14, he took the first photos in Sevan, and then in the small mountainous village tested lavash with cheese and honey, which are his favorites until now.
“I feel like I’m meeting my family, whether they’re Italian or Spanish or from elsewhere. The audience is part of my family. The stage is where I’m happiest.”