Anna Ter-Hovakimyan: Critics and musicologists hail performance of Symphony Orchestra in Malta
Director of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra Anna Ter-Hovakimyan about an unprecedented performance of the Armenian orchestra in Malta in the framework of the Malta International Music Festival and the Armenian Cultural Days in Malta.
It was Armenian State Symphony Orchestra’s first performance in Malta in the framework of the Malta International Music Festival. I very much appreciate the support and activities of the European Foundation for the Support of Culture. The Foundation organized the festival at a very high level, and was very careful about even small and seemingly minor problems. The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra was a resident-orchestra at the Malta International Music Festival, and this was a great test for us.
Despite the fact that the orchestra often gives concerts, and there have been recently no less than 70 concerts a year, this time it was an unprecedented uninterrupted seventeen-day performance by the State Symphony Orchestra.
The fans of classical music, critics and musicologists, hailed the performance of the Symphony Orchestra.
In Malta, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra performed a new concert program and with a new soloist every day, and this was due to huge preparatory work. The orchestra managed to perform at the highest level, and this was preceded by a two-month work.
I would also like to point out the joint performance of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra on the same stage, when the two orchestras performed the symphonic cycle “Images from the Great Siege” by the composer-resident of the Malta International Music Festival Alexey Shor.
I think that the Armenian Cultural Days in Malta will give an impetus for the further development and deepening of the Armenian-Maltese cultural ties.