Unexpected meeting...

Unexpected meeting...

   On that day an unusual excitement reigned in the Yerevan Music School named after Aleksey Hekimyan. Special guests - the sons of the famous composer, whose name carries the school, were awaited.

The composer himself was also an irregular personality. He was named a man who lived two fates. After all, Alexei Hekimyan was a interior general and at the same time a composer. He is the author of many famous songs of the golden epoch of the Soviet stage, such as "All life ahead", "That's the whole conversation", "Snowfall", "Wish" ... His songs were performed by Zykina, German, Magomaev, Khil, Kobzon, Kikabidze, Bregvadze and other well-known performers. In Armenia his lyrical and patriotic, heartfelt and joyful songs are still very popular and often sound.
            On the eve of the visit of the guests of honor to the school at the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Spendiaryan, a jubilee concert dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Al. Hekimyan. The concert was organized under the high patronage of the First Lady of Armenia Rita Sargsyan and with the support of the RA Ministry of Culture. The State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia under the guidance of the artistic director and chief conductor Sergei Smbatyan and famous soloists took part at this jubilee event. Along with the popular songs of Hekimyan, a new song about Yerevan was performed during the concert program, the melody of which was restored from the composer's archive, and Avet Barseghyan attributed the lyric to this melody.

            So, the performance of this new melody by the school brass band was met by their young guests at the doorstep of the school. It was a special music surprise, which was prepared by the head of the brass band, the teacher in saxophone class Irina Gasparyan and her wards. The idea was successful. They managed to instrument, learn and perform the restored melody of Hekimyan within only one day. Then the festive concert with the participation of the best students followed the series of events at the school concert hall. The sons of the renowned composer were pleasantly surprised and grateful for such a warm welcome. "General in music" would remain for sure satisfied with this warm event.