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04:00 - Akunk (Repeat), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - A Live Meeting with Tatevik Hayrapetyan, 09:00 - Reflections, 11:00 - A Live Meeting with Tatevik Hayrapetyan, 12:02 - Spiritual Discussions (Live), 13:00 - A Live Meeting with Tatevik Hayrapetyan, 13:30 - Reflections, 14:00 - Introduction to the Bible, 15:00 - The Book of Proverbs, 16։00 - From Vem Archive: A Retrospective Look, 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 22:00 - Spiritual Discussions (Repeat), 23:00 - Introduction to the Bible, 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 04:00 - Spiritual Discussions (Repeat), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 12:00 - World View, 13:30 - Reflections, 14:00 - Shades of Art, 15։00 - The Psalm Book of David, 16։00 - From Vem Archive: A Retrospective Look, 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Zatik, Program for Children, 22:00 - World View (Repeat), 23:00 - Shades of Art, 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 04:00 - World View (Repeat), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 09:30 - A Live Meeting with Olya Nurijanyan, 12:00 - Mirror, 13:30 - Reflections, 15:00 - Pearls of Music Theater, 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Hour of Tales, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Hour of Tales, 22:00 - Mirror (Repeat), 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 03:00 - Mirror (Repeat), 08:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 09:00 - Reflections, 10:00 - Spiritual Discussions (Repeat), 11:00 - Great Ideas, 12:00 - Voskeporik, 13:00 - Shades of Art, 13:30 - Reflections, 14:00 - Armenian Composers and Performers (Repeat), 15:00 - Selected Literary Works (Repeat), 16:00 - World Classical Music (Repeat), 17:00 - Mirror (Repeat), 18:00 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian), 19:00 - Hour of Tales, 20:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.), 21:00 - Hour of Tales, 22:00 - Voskeporik, 23:00 - Great Ideas, 24:02 - Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian),
programs
Tuesday 09:30
Friday 09:30
A Live Meeting with Olya Nurijanyan
Tuesday 12:00, 22:00
Wednesday 04:00
Sunday 02:00, 14:00
Akunk
Monday 14:00, 23:00
Tuesday 03:00
Saturday 14:00
Armenian Composers and Performers
Monday 08:02, 20:02
Tuesday 08:02, 20:02
Wednesday 08:02, 20:02
Thursday 08:02, 20:02
Friday 08:02, 20:02
Saturday 08:02, 20:02
Sunday 08:02, 20:02
Gandzasar Daily Program (Arm.)
Monday 18:00, 24:02
Tuesday 18:00, 24:02
Wednesday 18:00, 24:02
Thursday 18:00, 24:02
Friday 18:00, 24:02
Saturday 18:00, 24:02
Sunday 18:00, 24:02
Gandzasar Daily Program (Russian)
Saturday 11:00, 23:00
Sunday 04:00
Great Ideas
Friday 19:00, 21:00
Saturday 19:00, 21:00
Sunday 19:00, 21:00
Hour of Tales
Wednesday 14:00, 23:00
Thursday 03:00
Saturday 02:00
Sunday 13:00
Introduction to the Bible
Friday 12:00, 22:00
Saturday 03:00, 17:00
Mirror
Monday 02:00
Friday 15:00
Sunday 15:00
Pearls of Music Theater
Prayers
Monday 09:00, 13:30
Tuesday 09:00, 13:30
Wednesday 09:00, 13:30
Thursday 09:00, 13:30
Friday 09:00, 13:30
Saturday 09:00, 13:30
Sunday 09:00, 13:30
Reflections
Monday 15:00
Tuesday 02:00
Saturday 15:00
Selected Literary Works
Thursday 14:00, 23:00
Friday 03:00
Saturday 13:00
Shades of Art
Wednesday 12:02, 22:00
Thursday 04:00
Saturday 10:00
Spiritual Discussions
Monday 12:02, 22:00
Tuesday 04:00
Sunday 10:00
Spiritual Discussions On Synoptic Gospels
Wednesday 15:00
Thursday 02:00
The Book of Proverbs
Monday 19:00, 21:00
Tuesday 19:00, 21:00
The History of My Church
Thursday 15։00
Friday 02։00
The Psalm Book of David
Saturday 12:00, 22:00
Sunday 03:00, 23:00
Voskeporik
Tuesday 15:00
Wednesday 02:00
Wisdom of Solomon
Tuesday 14։00, 23:00
Wednesday 03։00
Saturday 16:00
World Classical Music
Thursday 12:00, 22:00
Friday 04:00
Sunday 22:00
World View
Wednesday 19:00, 21:00
Thursday 19:00, 21:00
Zatik, Program for Children
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Host - Olya Nurijanyan
Broadcast Schedule
Monday - 14:00, 23:00
Tuesday - 03:00
Saturday - 14:00
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Armenian Composers and Performers

How is Armenian music perceived in the world today? How is Armenian music presented in the world? At this present time, how successful are Armenian musicians? What should be the future of Armenian music?

Armenian music is used as a vehicle for presenting Armenian culture. Music can be analyzed as a component of an overall cultural strategy. Also considered is the interrelationship between music and education. These themes and others are presented in a live discussion on the show. The show features well-known Armenian composers and performers.

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02 January It is Necessary to Pass the Torch to the Youth

Rossini's opera Cinderella was performed in Armenia for the first time. That day, this faity tale was presented at the Spendiaryan National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet by the theater's young singers, choir, orchestra, and conductor Zaven Vardanyan. "Today, adults also need fairy tales. Fairy tales give us hope," says our guest, Zaven Vardanyan. During the talk, some parts of Opera Cinderella are presented performed by the singers of Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

 

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26 December Art Cinema

The Art Cinema ensemble was founded in 2010. It is the world's only ensemble whose repertoire consists exclusively of cinema music. Its musicians not just play the program but create a new high-quality tradition in the contemporary performing arts through their own transcriptions, arrangements, and interpretations.

The members of the ensemble are Ashot Khoyetsyan, 1st violin, Hayk Vardanyan, 2nd violin, Levon Arakelyan, cello, Karen Sarafyan, piano.

  • Today we host Art Cinema's violinists.

 

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19 December Resurrected Memories

Singer, educator Shake Makaryan has lived an interesting life. She was born in Iran, carried out activities there, and studied in Italy. In recent years, a big part of her life is connected with Armenia. She conveys to us some episodes from the cultural life of Iranian Armenians. The occasion for this broadcast is Araks Makaryan's (our guest's mother) book "Memories Turned into Ashes," which helps to reflect even on already forgotten events and feelings. "Our greatest desire was to come to the Fatherland in order to see with our own eyes what our older generation always told," confesses our guest. 

 

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12 December When Music is Visible

Petros Shuzhunyan lives far from Armenia. But his creative imagination is constantly feeding on the culture of his Fatherland, especially on Armenian spiritual music. "The wonderful feeling of knowing the spiritual reality started in me from an early age when I sang in a church choir," confesses the Canada-based composer. Thanks to him, Montreal became one of the places on the world map that hosted events dedicated to the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

 

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05 December We Are the First Here

The first project of the Cultural Renaissance Foundation under the motto "Preserving the National Identity" is a necessary example of speaking out about uniting scholarly and creative forces. "It was necessary to create an Internet encyclopedia where anyone can see, listen to and read what is hidden in our repositories," says our guest, music editor of the project "Armenian National Music Treasury," musicologist Lilit Harutyunyan.

 

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28 November I Moved Armenia to Great Britain

She is the founder and executive director of three festivals and has been investing all her strength and knowledge into helping the culture of her homeland. London-based Hasmik Movsisian never feels herself far from Armenia and after the birth of the «Music of Armenia» organization she has constantly been in Armenia.

 

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21 November No Indefiniteness Here

Each Yerevan performance of the France-based singer, conductor and teacher Suren Shahijanian is a glee from encountering with a high performance art. Such is also his speech: wise and deep, just as his bass voice. Our guest confesses that he couldn't be a baritone or tenor singer.

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14 November The Only One in the World…

The Arutiunian Woodwind-Piano Quartet was created in 2015. In this quartet's performance, opera, ballet and symphonic music pieces sound with an unusual combination of instruments, by flute, clarinet, bassoon, and piano. We're talking with the members of the quartet about their concerts, tours, and the new CD.

  • Gevorg Avetisyan, Davit Gyulamiryan, Nikolay Poghosyan, Lilit Zakaryan

 

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07 November A Girl That Sings Turandot

Soloist in the youth opera program Siranush Galstyan performed on stage for the first time in the image of Tosca. This story began at Gegham Grigoryan's advice and was confirmed with the Catholicos's blessing. Let's hope that for the singer who has a long experience of performing in concerts, a new life for living roles on stage is awaiting ahead. 

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31 October The Voice of the Strong State

Power, energy, enthusiasm, and organization: such qualities are peculiar to the eldest children of the contemporary Armenian culture—the choir "Little Singers of Armenia," one of the greatest achievements of our independence. Their concert tours in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland have opened an important page in diplomatic culture. Our guest is the founder and chief conductor of the choir Tigran Hekekyan.

 

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24 October Finding Something New in Simple Things

Nare Karoyan is a representative of the new generation of pianists. She was born in a family that has contributed to Armenian modern fine arts. She studied under contemporary pioneers in the field of French, German, and Austrian pedagogy. That European path began from Pascal Devoyon's class. 

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17 October The Voice of Apricot

It's been four years now that Tsirani, an ensemble representing the golden mean of  national instruments and Armenian musicians, has existed. Here the core instrument is duduk that is made of apricot wood and is the musical instrument most resembling human voice. Who  waters Tsirani and how it sounds will be told by our guests, Artak Asatryan, duduk player and artistic director of the ensemble, and singer Eka Horstka.

 

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10 October You Have Come Again… After 135 Years

Nikol Galanteryan's songs have started to live a new life. They have got such rebirth thanks to the dedication of faithfully serving musician, pianist Margarit Sargsyan. Certain directions in the composer's vocal works show how Armenian romances could later develop. "I am able to hear in these songs the songs of the later period, those of Aleksay Hekimyan, Khachatur Avetisyan, and Arno Babajanyan," says our guest.

 

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03 October The Daniel Yerazhisht of the 21st Century

The talk with Daniel Yerazhisht on the occasion of his 70th anniversary became a meeting with a whole cultural era. The names of Tatyana Hayrapetyan, Jan Ter-Merkerian, Robert Atayan, Mikayel Maluntsyan, Davit Khanjyan, and Robert Rozhdestvensky stand out in the great course of his life. “My teachers showed the way to the kingdom of music,” says Daniel Yerazhisht. 

 

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26 September The Excellent Singer and Philanthropist

On the initiative and by the personal efforts of America-based baritone Tigran Zhamkochyan,  Armenian music has sounded abroad since the 1960s. He has always enjoyed the opportunity to represent things related to Armenia, whether it was a reception by the American president or Turkey's ambassador: "I love movement. I want to be useful for my people." 

 

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19 September To Armenia…

For Alexander Spendiaryan, the roads bringing him to Armenia were the bright names of the history of Armenian culture as well as his contemporaries: Hovhannes Ayvazovski, Vardges Surenyants, Nikoghayos Tigranyan, Romanos Melikyan, Spiridon Melikyan, Hovhannes Tumanyan, Sheram, and others. Tigran Sargsyan, chief fund curator of the Spendiaryan House-Museum, tells the stories of those known and unknown meetings.

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12 September Music as an Arch

Kamilla Yerkanyan and Armine Abajyan... offsprings of musicians' families, pianists with different, restless and dreamy, characters, who represent the Kamar (meaning "arch" in Armenian) Duo. Today they are respected pedagogues at Beirut Conservatory. After their first concert in Armenia, they are the guests of our program. During our conversation you can listen to compositions by Mirzoyan, Khachaturian, Mozart, and Schubert.

 

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05 September Conductor’s Reflections (Part VI)

The conversation with Zaven Vardanyan is about an arts worker with an unacceptable type. Our talk is seasoned with citations that have the power of credo: “You should live your life without thinking where you will be given a place: in the Komitas Pantheon or in the City Pantheon.” One more: “It is beautiful when our life passes by giving more than receiving and with the desire to perfect what is imperfect.”

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25 July Source, Beginning, Birth - Ortus

America-based composer Tatev Amiryan and famous pianist Hayk Melikyan released their first joint CD titled "Ortus." This young composer grew up listening to Komitas' songs that her mother sang. It is very important for her that her audience might take part in her art and listen to her music. "I saw Hayk when he was playing my music... Hayk opened a new window into my world," confesses Tatev.

 

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18 July The Orchestra That Should Be Created Will Be Created…

Prior to Alexander Spendiaryan, no one had thought of creating an orchestra in Armenia. “The Yerevan of the 1920s was like the Weimar of the Romance period when notable musicians started to act. In Armenia, one of those “romanticists” was Alexander Spendiaryan. He came to the Fatherland with a great devotion and created serious cultural values” -- the words of writer, publicist Marieta Shahinyan are quoted by our guest, the chief fund curator of the Spendiaryan House-Museum Tigran Sargsyan, who adds that one of those values was the first Armenian orchestra.

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