On August 19-24, ‘Travelling Notes Festival’ is taking place in Armenia. Through such study visits young classical musicians experience, besides a reach array of melodies, local culture and, above all, meet people from countries hosting the festival.
45 musicians from Armenia and 25 foreign guests are participating in the Festival. All artists are at the age from 14 to 27. Four concerts are planned: on August 20 in the Hovhannes Abelyan’s Dramatic Theatre in Vanadzor, on August 21 in Yerevan’s Cafesjian Centre for the Arts, on August 22 in a chamber opera house, and on August 24 – a closing concert – in the Yerevan State Musical Comedy Theatre, named after Hakob Paronyan. The first edition of these workshops was held in the Dominican Republic in 2007. During successive years, the festival was travelling and stayed in Peru, the U.S., Belgium and Columbia.
The programme of the concerts will include classical pieces from all 11 countries the young citizens come from. Therefore there will be no lack of music from Canada, the U.S. Mexico, Great Britain, Turkey and Brazil.
Below a video promoting ‘Travelling Notes Festival:’
During the Festival, apart from the concerts, there are workshops allowing young people to train under the watchful eyes of world-famous classical musicians. But there is more – the idea of this event includes young participants learning about museums, system of education and cultural heritage of the hosting country.