The speakers included Nareg Hartounian, founder of Naregatsi Art Institute; Vahan Artsrouni, singer; Levon Iskenyan, Artistic Director of Naregatsi Art Institute and Sevan Naghashian, Artistic Director of Naregatsi Art Institute Fine Arts Department.
“Naregatsi Festival of the Arts will present Armenian culture on the highest level. The idea was there since long ago and Vahan Artsrouni gave it a second life”, Founder of Naregatsi Art Institute Nareg Hartounyan said.
Artsrouni mentioned that the Armenian reality of the last few years seems to reject free art.
“The festival suggests an exceptional format in Armenia: these artists more often perform abroad where they have no problems related to concert organization. This festival aims at making our art and culture recognizable for our people”, the singer noted.
Naregatsi Art Institute and Melos LLC are organizing the unprecedented Naregatsi Festival of the Arts from June 15-22 at Komitas Chamber Music Hall
Opening Ceremony featuring performances by all participating artists.
Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble (artistic director` Levon Eskenyan) and Lusine Grigoryan, piano
Program: George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, Komitas, Sayat-Nova, Jivani
Oshakan trio (artistic director: Grigor Arakelyan) and Luys qiuntet
Program: Komitas, Gr. Narekatsi, excerpts from Sasuntsi Davit, folk and ashugh miniatures
Armenian state chamber choir (artistic director: Robert Mlkeyan)
Program: T. Mansuryan, D. Halajyan, A. Avanesov
Artur Avanesov, piano
Program: A. Khachatryan, Gh. Saryan, T. Mansuryan, A. Avanesov, Gh. Balasanyan, H. Sardaryan
Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Armen Hyusnunts
Program: jazz improvisations
Program: Komitas. Ten Revelations
Naregatsi Folk Instrument Ensemble (artistic director: Hovik Sahakyan) and Karin Song and Dance Ensemble (Artistic director: Gagik Ginosyan)
Program: folk song and dance
The festival will be accompanied by the exhibition of paintings by renowned Armenian artists and for the first time, Naregatsi Art Institute founder, Nareg Hartounian, will also showcase his “Photaura” style of photography.
Tickets are now on sale at the box office of the Komitas Chamber Music Hall. For further inquiries, please call 077 827996 or 094 532750.