Little treasures of Armenia

Little treasures of Armenia

10 musicians from Armenia, Russia, France, Malta arrived in Moscow for taking part at this concert. The concert on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Armenia's independence titled “Little Treasures of Armenia”, took place in the Festive hall of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow on September 23.

The Moscow concert of young Armenian talents was organized by Cultural Foundation “Amen Project” with the support of the leader of the Russian and New Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan.

In his opening speech fr. Arakel Amiryan noted the importance of such events for preservation and propaganda of Armenian culture throughout the Diaspora. Conveyed greetings and congratulations on behalf of the leader of the Russian and New Nakhichevan Diocese Archbishop Yezras Nersisyan, fr. Arakel wished the organizers of this project that God's help would always accompany them in achieving such good purposes.

On the stage of the hall of the Moscow’s Armenian temple performed young artists - winners of international competitions and festivals, who pleased the audience with their singing and playing the Kanon (Armenian harp), violin, piano and Gusli (Russian harp). The concert program comprised works by Armenian composers such as Sayat-Nova, Komitas, Aram Khachaturian, Arno Babajanyan, as well as masterpieces of world classics.

At the end of the event the organizers expressed their gratitude to the head of the program “New Names” in Armenia, Honored Worker of Culture of RA Silva Mekinyan, which attracted gifted children to participate in the “Amen Project”. “Many peoples are rich of gold and oil, but Armenia’s treasure is preserving the traditional values ​​of its people and the thousand-year-old culture. Our task is to keep and to transmit it to the future generation. Look at these children, who today performed to you. They love Armenia, and this love is manifested in their art. I beg you - love Armenia, as these children do”, - concluded Silva Mekinyan.