AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra opened its second season with a concert on October 14, 2007. Bulgaria Chamber Hall welcomed on stage maestro Bedros Papazyan, music director and conductor of the orchestra. Even if still quite young, it has already taken a worthy place not only in the social life of Armenians in Sofia but also in the capital city’s music stage. True to its professional verve, the orchestra was once more impressive in each one of its performances. The highlight included two performers enjoying recognition of their talent both in Bulgaria and abroad – Makruhi Hegel (violin) and prof. Simeon Shterev (flute). Mozart violin concerto No. 5 A in A major Allegro Aperto - Adagio - Tempo di Minuetto of W. A. Mozart held the audience spell-bound. The gracious stage presence of the young violinist from Germany made her performance even more impressive. The audience saw her as a well-established talent drawing most delightful, fine sounds from her violin. AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra once more proved that it is well-versed not only in the musical pieces of Western classics, but also in the beauty of the works of Armenian composers. The sounds of the "Dance of the Rose Maidens" from Aram Khachaturian’s ballet "Gayane", violin version of Yasha Haifets and arrangement by Bedros Papazyan, awoke the intimate sensuality of the Armenians in the audience. Anahid Ajderian
/Sunday/ at 5 PM
Chamber Hall Bulgaria
In the Program:
Mozart – "Divertimento"
Mozart – Concert for violin №5
Hachaturyan – "Dance of rose ladies" from ballet "Gayane"
Gomidas – "Oy Nazan"
Shterev – "Armenian suite" in folklore themes and by Dzhivan Gasparyan (first performance)
Makruhi Hagel – violin (Germany)
Simeon Shterev - flute