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Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra Anniversary Gala Concert

The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra rounded off its 90th anniversary celebration with a Gala Concert on June 28, 2016, featuring world-renowned Armenian musicians under the baton of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Maestro Eduard Topchjan. Solo performers were violinist Sergey Khachatryan, pianist Vag Papian, soprano Hasmik Papian, bass Barseg Tumanyan, and cellist Alexander Chausian. In between numbers, photographs of past conductors and their performances were featured on an overhead screen, as well as photographs of musicians who had performed in the hall in the past. Also, President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia was sitting in a box seat!!Orchestral pieces performed were Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich, a wonderful opening to the evening, Symphony No. 2 by Aram Khachaturyan, and Saber Dance from Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane, which was performed as an encore and rounded off the evening with a big oompff!Pianist Vag Papian performed Wolfga…