MEXICO CITY — On March 31, the North American premier of prominent Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian’s Requiem, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, took place at the Bellas Artes – the Mexican capital’s top concert venue, on the initiative of the Embassy of Armenia to Mexico and the Annual Festival of Centro Historico.
Maestro Tigran Mansurian, Ambassador of Armenia to Mexico Grigor Hovhannissyan, guest Ambassadors, politicians and public figures, diplomats and journalists attended the concert.
The epic piece of the world renowned composer was performed as part of the Annual Festival of Centro Historico by the country’s leading Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria and the Vocalis choir under the baton of guest conductor from Armenia – Robert Mlkeyan.
In the first part of the event, Grammy-award winning violist Kim Kashkashian performed pieces by Benjamin Britten and Komitas. This sold out event was enthusiastically received by the Mexican public and was widely covered by the local media.