Film, film, film…

 Film, film, film…The poster read: “Armenfilm Non-Stop”. Another new project was presented on the New Year’s eve to the movie soundtrack fans by the Armenian State Youth Orchestra. The atmosphere was warming up in the hall of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alexander Spendiaryan. Suddenly the march from favorite film “Folks of music band” (Composer: Gevorg Armenyan) heard. Young wind player band entered the hall through the audience lines of the opera theatre, making an illusion of familiar frames from the mentioned movies. The string players got out to the stage, thereafter Maestro stood behind the conductor's stand. Finally the “Music Band” brought about. All can begin…

 

On the big screen an autobiographical chronicle of film studio “Armenfilm” started to be displayed: It comprised the period starting from the first “silent” steps of formation of Armenian “Movie factory” to “vociferous” audio statements these days. Musical rooms of that concert evening were alternated with small film stories about actors of Armenian film art: directors, operators, screenwriters…

That evening the Armenian State Youth Orchestra and alongside with its conductor Sergey Smbatyan had made the audience again and again live through the familiar frames and retrieve popular soundtracks of film production of “Armenfilm”. The sound palette of Armenian films in different ages were creating the most bright representatives of the school of composers. In the concert program Non-Stop were included Aram Khachaturyan “Pepo” and “Zangezur”, Artemi Ayvazyan’s “What river runs”, Arno Babajanyan’s “The first love song”, “The bride from the north”, Eduard Mirzoyan’s “The Chaos”, Eduard Baghdasaryan’s “The Triangle”, Tigran Mansouryan’s “The face slap”, “The song of past days”, “The white dreams”, “Gikor” and “The tango of our childhood”, Edgar Hovhannesyan’s “The hope star” , Yuri Harutyunyan’s “The big win”, Robert Amirkhanyan’s “The men”, Martin Vardazaryan’s “The lonely nut tree”, “Saroyan brothers”, Grigori Akhinyan’s “The master and the servant”, Avet Terteryan’s “The chronicle of Yerevan Days”, Stepan Shakaryan’s “The Morgan’s godfather”, Armen Boyamyan’s “The Mulberry tree” etc… 

Armenian film soundtracks were presented not only instrumentally, but also in vocal. Many songs from different movies derived from cinematographic polyphonic long time ago and became sole sounds. Some of them have been performed by popular Armenian artists. Concert evening concluded with the same march, which began: the musicians have dispersed to different ways. Audience applauded in a stand position rather long, until closing credits: “This is end”, “That’s all”, “Go away!”, “The concert is finished” appeared on the screen.