ArmInfo."Italian Evening" concert will be held in Yerevan on September 7 with the digital installation. The evening was initiated by the Italian Embassy in Armenia.
As the Italian Ambassador to Armenia Vincenzo Del Monaco said at a press conference in Yerevan on September 5 this event will be a complex event, the Armenian audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the digital installation prepared by the famous Italian art critic Franz Cerami and enjoy the musical part of the program. "Often the similarities between Armenians and Italians are noted, and this is true. A vivid evidence of this is the close cultural ties that have developed between our countries, the many projects that we are implementing, one of which is the upcoming evening," the diplomat said.
At the same time, he pointed out one important regularity that he managed to notice during his stay in Armenia, namely, that whoever of Italian figures, whether cultural or political, having arrived in Yerevan once, always returns here. "I would also like to inform that all these cultural events that we implement in Armenia receive the assistance of various UN offices," said the Ambassador.
Meanwhile, Cerami, presenting the main essence of the installation, which is designed to reflect modernity and movement, noted that for the first time in Yerevan, he felt some kind of stone magic. According to him, for him, Yerevan is somewhat similar to Naples, where he also feels this magic of stones. "I've been in Yerevan for some ten days, but I have already made many friends. The warmth and friendliness of people here inspire," said the art critic, adding that he was looking forward to the upcoming concert evening.
In turn, the Italian conductor Mario Leotta pointed out the high professionalism of the musicians of the State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. "I just spent a few rehearsals with them, but I can say with confidence that they are all highly qualified professionals who can give head start to many famous musicians," said the conductor.
To note, the State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, whose artistic director and conductor is Vahan Martirosyan, will begin its new concert season (2019-2020) with the Italian program. The concert will take place on September 7 at 7:30am in the Concert Hall named after Aram Khachaturian, during which the audience will have the opportunity to listen to the works of Piazzolla, Verdi, Rossini, Rota, Mascani, Morricone also under the direction of the Italian conductor Mario Leotta. The world-famous saxophonist Marco Albonetti (Italy) will perform as a soloist, performing for the second time with the Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.
Throughout the evening, the digital installation of Remix Portraits, authored by renowned Italian art critic Franz Cerami will be shown on video screens.