GERMANY TO HOST KOMITAS INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
- The second Komitas International Classical Music Competition and Festival will take place in Pretzel Castle in Branderburg, Germany from September 7 to 9.
Works of Komitas and modern Armenian composers as well as works of German and Eastern European composers will be performed within the framework of festival.
Pianists, singers, violinists, composers, and string quartets will compete for the total prize fund of €20,000, bakitone.com reports.
The competition winners will perform with the Armenian State Youth Orchestra conducted by Sergey Smbatyan.
- 1847 Summit Meeting of the representatives of the Transcaucasian Armenian community.
- 1847 With the participation of the gentry and commoners, the National, Ecclesiastic, and Supreme Council is created in Constantinople. It is the first step towards the creation of the "Constitution".
- 1859 A Committee, consisting of 5 clergymen and 14 laymen, is struck in Constantinople to write the "Constitution". The Chariman was Rusinian.
- 1945 End of World War Two (known as the "Great Patriotic War" in the USSR).
- 1964 Death of Vahan Totomyants, professor and public figure.
- 1992 Shooshee (Artsakh) is liberated after 71 years of occupation by Azeri Turks.
- 1994 Protocol negotiated in the Artsakh War and signed in Bishkek (Kirgizstan) by the parliamentary speakers of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Artsakh as mediated by Presidents Boris Yeltsin of Russia and Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. This was the first recognition of Artsakhs distinctiveness as a political and territorial entity in the negotiations. Azerbaijan occupied 750 sq. km. (15%) of Artsakhs territory, while Artsakh occupied 7059 sq. km. (8%) of territory considered to have traditionally been possessed by Azerbaijan.