Armenian Musicians to Participate in Youth Orchestra

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The American-Russian Youth orchestra will give a concert in the Aram Khachatrian Concert Hall on June 22. The Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra announced that the orchestra headed by renowned director Levon Botstein will perform Khachatrian’s concert for violin (soloist Mikhael Simonian)–Skryabin’s concert for piano (soloist Alexey Podkoritov) and Bartock’s concert for orchestra.

The orchestra was founded in 1987 and symbolizes the idea of spiritual confluence of the two countries through music. After numerous tours–it has received international recognition as a highly qualified staff. Within the framework of the arrangemen’s on the 15th anniversary of its foundation–the orchestra will present its program in different US cities.

The honorary heads of the American-Russian Youth Orchestra are First Lady of the United States Laura Bush and Russian First Lady Lyudmila Putina. They have asked First Lady of Armenia Bella Kocharian to lead the Armenian tour of the orchestra.

Armenian musicians are also included in the orchestra. Mikhael Simonian–who lives in Russia–is participating in the orchestra’s tour for the second time–along with Christopher Katranjian from the United States–as well as Arsen Murazian and Hasmik Danielian from Yerevan.

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