The second performance in the three-concert cycle of the newly established Chamber Orchestra of AGBU “Parekorzagan” ended with two tumultuous encores, prolonged applause and many shouts “Bravo!”. The one to “blame” for the audience’s delight was the conductor – Maestro Angel Stankov, a renowned name in Bulgaria’s music life, together with the 14-member AGBU "Sofia Chamber Orchestra" and the soloists that took part in the music event. With his extraordinary appearance on the stage, with the vigour of his baton, with the different presentation of the compositions, with his artistic approach to the orchestra – in a word, with his overall fascinating presence, the conductor Angel Stankov, known to the wide public as an exceptional violinist, presented to the audience in the Bulgaria chamber-music hall on 17 April this year an amazing performance that made us experience moments of pleasure and joy with touching the music of creators like Johann Sebastian Bach (Brandenburg concerto No. 2), Mozart (the Serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”), Benjamin Britten (“Simple Symphony”) and Gomidas (“Garung” and “Oy nazan”). The emotional charge heated the atmosphere with the encore performance of compositions by Astor Piazzolla and Strauss. At least as great was the contribution of the splendid soloists Desislava Popova (violin), Dimitar Marinkov (flute), Satoshi Yoshihara (Baroque trumpet) and Yassen Enchev (oboe), who have long proved their professionalism and mastery not only in Bulgaria but also abroad. However, yet another name underlies all this – the name of the musical director of AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra, Maestro Bedros Papazian, who spares no energy in presenting to the audience pleasant and interesting concerts overflowing with emotion. “Parekorzagan” – Sofia’s idea to create this music band was welcomed with interest by the musical circles in the capital city. This was evidenced by the presence of distinguished names from our cultural life at this second concert of the chamber orchestra, mainly composed of Armenian musicians. We hope that in the future, too, the invitations for forthcoming musical events will be accepted by more and more lovers of classical and other good music. The opportunity for communication after the concerts – over a glass of white wine, is another positive touch in the general conception of these warm music encounters with outstanding authors – both Armenian and foreign. Vartanush Topakbashyan, Erevan Newspaper
/Sunday/ at 5 PM
Hall of National Music Academy
Angel Stankov and AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra
In the Program:
J. S. Bach – Brandenburg concert №2
W. A. Mozart – "Little night music"
B. Britton – "Simple symphony"
Gomidas - miniatures
Desislava Popova - violin
Satoshi Yoshihara - baroque trumpet
Dimitar Marinkev – baroque flute
Yasen Enchev - oboe