LOS ANGELES  — A gala concert at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles marked the start of the Aram Khachaturian year. A number of events dedicated to the great composer will be organized in famous halls in Los Angeles by the end of the year.

The concert organized at the initiative of the Armenian Consulate General in Los Angeles featured soloists of the Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras of Los Angeles, the Dilijan Chamber Orchestra, representatives of the music-loving society of the US West Coast and the Armenian community.

Well-known works by the great composer were performed at the concert, archive materials about his activity were presented. The video of Aram Khachaturian’s visit to Los Angeles in 1974 was screened. Those who had organized the composer’s visit were also invited to participate in the event.

Plans to establish a group of friends of the Philharmonic orchestra of Armenia were revealed at the event. The group will help present the Armenian classical music to the world.

The next event dedicated to Aram Khachaturian’s 110th birthday will take place in one of the Hollywood cinemas, the “Aram Khachaturian” film will be screened at the famous Egyptian Theatre. The film won the first prize at the Beverly Hills Film festival two years ago.

Chief conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia Edward Topchyan offered a lecture at California University. He presented the life and work of the great composer.

In the near future Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto will be performed in one of the concert halls in Los Angeles.

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