TWELVE SEASONS IN KOMBANK HALL

Sunday, October 25 at 8 p.m.
Kombank Hall

Sunday, October 25 at 8 p.m.
Kombank Hall

 

ALMAZIAN SYMPHONY
Artistic Leadership and Solo Violin: KHACHATUR ALMAZIAN
Sloboda MIĆALOVIĆ, narrator
Svetlana AKSENOVA, soprano
Tatjana TATIĆ, choreography and dance
Kseniya SIMONOVA, sand animation
Director: Marko Manojlović

 

Programme:

ANTONIO VIVALDI:
Spring, Op.8, RV 269, “La primavera” VACHE SHARAFYAN:
Spring Song (Svetlana Aksenova, soprano) ASTOR PIAZZOLLA:
Summer / Verano Porteño ANTONIO VIVALDI:
Summer, Op.8, RV 315, “L’estate” VACHE SHARAFYAN:
Summer Dance (Tatjana Tatic, choreography and dance) ASTOR PIAZZOLLA:
Autumn / Otoño Porteño ANTONIO VIVALDI:
Autumn, Op.8, RV 293, “L'autunno” VACHE SHARAFYAN:
Autumn Air (Kseniya Simonova, sand animation) ASTOR PIAZZOLLA:
Winter / Invierno Porteño ANTONIO VIVALDI:
Winter, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” VACHE SHARAFYAN:
Winter Moon (Sloboda Mićalović, narrator, text: Miloš Crnjanski) ASTOR PIAZZOLLA:
Spring / Primaverа Porteño

A concert called Twelve Seasons will be held in the Kombank Hall on Sunday, October 25, at 8 p.m, organized by the Belgrade Festivals Centre – CEBEF. It is a new project by violinist Khachatur Almazian, who will hold premiere performance Four Seasons of contemporary Armenian composer Vache Sharafyan to the Serbian audience with the Almazian Simphony female orchestra, in addition to the already famous lavish compositions of Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla.

The programme of the Twelve Seasons concert, directed by Marko Manojlović, will be painted in a special way by fantastic artists: actress Sloboda Mićalović, world opera star – soprano Svetlana Aksenova, ballet soloist of the National Theatre in Belgrade – ballerina Tatjana Tatić, and the sand animation will be performed by the winner of the competition, Ukraine has the talent, Kseniya Simonova.
Each of them will perform in one of the seasons of Sharafyan and thus depict the contemporary compositional expression of this world-renowned composer. Spring Song, Summer Dance, Autumn Aria and Winter Month, each concerto has a special purpose, i.e. an interpretive collaborator as a soloist – singer, dancer, animation artist and narrator.

Armenian violinist and producer Khachatur Almazian is the artistic director, leader and soloist of the popular and versatile women's ensemble Almazian Symphony, composed of very talented musicians, which he founded together with Serbian cellist Tamara Savić in 2007.

They have been part of Sony Music Entertainment since 2013 and released their first album in collaboration with French National Television.

At the beginning of their activities, they were invited to open the first edition of the Kustendorf festival on Mokra Gora. After a series of successful performances, there were invitations for performances at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Moscow, for the opening and closing of the Brussels Film Festival, as well as at the Skopje Summer, Sea Dance and Ohrid Summer Festivals. The culmination of their path to triumph is their triple guest appearance at the Exit Festival in 2008, 2015 and 2018. Rated as an exciting, fun and exceptional ensemble, they have performed in different parts of the world in cities such as Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Athens, Amsterdam, Yerevan, Antwerp, etc.

Almazian, in cooperation with the international ballet star Sergej Polunjin, was a special guest at the opening of the Exit 2018 festival. They recorded all the songs for Emir Kusturica's latest film On the Milky Road, composed by Stribor Kusturica.

Born into an artistic family, Khachatur Almazian studied in Yerevan and Moscow. He continued his studies in Brussels with Igor Oistrakh, New York with Misha Keylin and Paris with Eduard Wulfson. He is the winner of the Belgian Radio and Television Music Competition.

He has performed as a soloist with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors. He has given concerts at numerous festivals and with prominent soloists of today. At last year's edition of the Kustendorf Festival, he premiered to the world the new work of Giovanni Sollima Tarantulae Cadenzas for violin, cello and orchestra together with his celebrated cousin Narek Hakhnazaryan. Almazian is often hired as an advisor and assistant to numerous contemporary composers who use the latest artificial intelligence technologies. He recorded two albums for the American record label Sonoris. He alternately plays two exquisite violins: Giuseppe Galliano from 1774 from the collection of Are Simoniana and Gand & Bernardel from 1886, which is owned by the Garnier family. Tickets for the concert are sold at the box office of Kombank Hall at a price of 1000 RSD

 

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