ArmInfo.On October 18, a UNESCO exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan and a concert dedicated to the 150th anniversaryof Komitas will open at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
The Armenian delegation headed by RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan left for Paris to participate in these events.
The exhibition will feature spatial connections of Hovhannes Tumanyan with great world figures, their virtual conversations and mutual evaluations. The exhibition also includes various editions of translations of Hovhannes Tumanyan's works in more than three dozen languages (105 books) and other reading materials. The organizer of the exhibition is "Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum" SNCO.
A concert of sacred music will be held in connection with the State Chamber Choir of Armenia in the Paris Saint John the Baptist Church (Surb Hovhannes Mkrtich, Ed. note) in connection with the anniversary of Vardapet. It should be noted that on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan and Komitas, the application of Armenia for inclusion in the list of "Anniversaries of famous people and important events" marked on the UNESCO calendar was approved at the 39th session of UNESCO General Conference. Thus, the application entitled <150th anniversary of the composer, ethnomusicologist, folklorist, singer Soghomon Soghomonyan - Vardapet Komitas (1869 - 1935)>, submitted with the assistance of France and Germany, and the application <150th anniversary of the poet, writer, translator Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869-1923), presented with the assistance of Georgia and Russia are included in the calendar <Anniversaries of famous people and important events> UNESCO