Arts Digest

HELP THROUGH ART: 113 paintings and sculptures were exhibited yesterday at the Yerevan Municipality building in an exhibition devoted to the victims of the plane crash last week in Sochi. Students of the Painting College named after Terlemezyan organized the exhibition and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the families of victims of Armavia Flight 967. The first art work was bought by the Yerevan Mayor Yervand Zakharyan.

30 YEARS ON THE STAGE: The Dramatic theatre after Hrachya Ghaplanyan celebrates the 30th anniversary of the performance “To Forget Herostrat” staged on Grigori Gorin’s play. The performance will be presented for the 240th time at the Dramatic theatre on May 13. According to artistic director Armen Khandikyan, the performance leads its second life with new artistic personnel though Vladimir Msryan still embodies the main character, Herostrat.

85 YEARS FOR MIRZOYAN: Today composer Edward Mirzoyan celebrates his 85th birthday. His audience will be given a chance to listen to his best works over two days. Pianist Shahan Artsruni and composer Martin Vardazaryan, cellist Medea Abrahamyan and opera singer Nuneh Badalyan will present their interpretation of the composer’s works in the chamber music hall on May 14. Edward Mirzoyan doesn’t like to celebrate his birthdays and says that tomorrow will be an ordinary day for him and adds half jokingly, “I announce tomorrow a day of open doors.”

ON YEREVAN STAGES …

May 21 Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert dedicated to the 250th anniversary of W.A.Mozart, soloists: Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano (Canada), Serouj Kradjian, piano (Canada), conductor Eduard Topchyan. Program: Mozart Piano Concerto No.17, Mozart Opera arias. Ticket price: 1000-5000 AMD.

May 26 Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall:Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, soloist Tinatin Kiknadze, piano (Georgia), conductor Robert Cole (USA), program: Franck Symphony; Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3; Elgar, Enigma Variations. Ticket price: 200- 3000 AMD.