On March 4 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia performed a concert of classical music within the framework of the Al Bustan International Festival. The program included compositions by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky; pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performed as a soloist.
All the performances of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia at the Al Bustan International Festival are dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. In this regard, both the musicians of the Youth Orchestra and Gianluca Marciano, the artistic director of the festival wear the “Forget-me-not” badges, the symbols of the 100th anniversary of the Genocide.
Speaking of the Orchestra, the conductor Gianluca Marciano mentioned: “This Orchestra has far long passed the path of being youth, establishing its status today as mutual, highly professional collective”.
The Al Bustan concerts are supported by the State Commission on Coordination of the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.