The annual reporting concert organized by the Chair of Music has been held in Voskevaz community, Aragatsotn region. The traditional concert featured the orchestras and students of the Chair.
During the event, ASPU students performed a number of works by Khachatur Avetisyan, Gevorg Manasyan, Tigran Chukhajyan, Arno Babajanyan, Baghdasar Grigoryan and other famous musicians.
The audience had the opportunity to get acquainted with the centuries-old national instruments and the history of their creation.
Ara Gevorgyan, Head of the Chair of Music, emphasized the importance of reporting concerts, stressing that the Chair has its ensembles of national instruments, brass bands, orchestras, kanon and dhol players, and people should be aware of their activity.
Speaking about the initiative Professor Gevorgyan said that the objective of the traditional concerts organized in different regions of the country is to once again introduce people to national instruments, to contribute to their popularization, and to enable future musicians to play on professional stages while they are still students. "About 60 students participated in the event, who had the opportunity to perform on the big stage and present their abilities before the final exams. During the years of study, the University does everything to develop students’ abilities and skills, to contribute to the change of generations," Mr. Gevorgyan said adding that they already have students who not only perform flawlessly on stage, but also conduct orchestras.
Kolya Martirosyan, Conductor of ASPU’s brass band, added in turn that concerts of this format instill confidence in students and are a good opportunity for them to express themselves.
He stressed the fact that many of ASPU students continue their activity in various orchestras after graduation; they also have students who set up their own orchestras.
The audience also enjoyed “Zhamanak” (Time), a work by ASPU graduate Azat Aslanyan which was accompanied by the Chair’s Orchestra of National Instruments.
Together with his friends Azat has set up and conducts "Luse" ensemble. The author of many works says conducting an orchestra in concerts is a unique opportunity for students who are in their final years of study.
Kamo Arzoyan, a 4th-year student of the Chair of Music, is graduating with honours. He regrets to say that he sees regression in art. Their goal is to once again to popularize the national instruments and develop the Armenian music art.
Kamo says the concert is a good opportunity [for students] to gain experience. He is sure that the attendees of the event, mostly schoolchildren, ‘discovered and loved Armenian works of art anew’ thanks to the brilliant performance of the ASPU orchestras and students.
Marine Simonyan, a teacher of Armenian Language at Voskevaz primary school, also hailed the event stressing that such initiatives contribute to the development and improvement of pupils’ aesthetic taste.