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Europe Day Classical Concert - Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Yerevan, 20/05/2019 - 14:54, UNIQUE ID: 190520_18
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Europe Day Classical Concert - Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony

The Delegation of the European Union to Armenia together with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, are organizing a classical music concert within the Europe Day celebrations in Armenia. The concert will take place on May 21, at 19:00, at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall. Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will be performed at the concert. Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia will deliver a welcoming speech before the concert.

A press briefing about this concert will be held with Ambassador Świtalski and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra Sergey Smbatyan at 18:30 at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall (2nd floor). Registration of journalists will start at 18:15.    

After the press briefing a postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Europe 2019. National birds” will be put into circulation. The stamp cancellation will be implemented by Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Deputy Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies Gegham Vardanyan, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “HayPost” CJSC Mr. Juan Pablo Gechidjian, President of the Union of Philatelists of Armenia Hovik Musayelyan.

More information about the concert

Soloists Sofya Sayadyan (soprano), Solgerd Isalv (mezzo-soprano), Ivaylo Mihaylov (tenor) and Sergey Kovnir (bass) will perform with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the State National Academic Choir of Armenia.

200 children from the musical schools of Tavoush, Shirak and Lori regions are invited to the concert.

For details about Europe Day celebrations in Armenia visit:


More information about Europe Day

On 9 May 1950, the first move was made towards the creation of what is now known as the European Union. In Paris that day the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman read to the international press a declaration calling France, Germany and other European countries to pool together their coal and steel production as "the first concrete foundation of a European federation". What he proposed was the creation of a supranational European Institution, charged with the management of the coal and steel industry, the very sector that was, at that time, the basis of all military power.

During the Milan Summit of EU leaders in 1985 it was decided to celebrate 9 May as "Europe Day". Every country, which democratically chooses to accede to the European Union, endorses its fundamental values of peace and solidarity. 

More information about the EUROPA stamps

The postage stamp is also participating in the EUROPA stamps annual competition which is open to public voting from May 9 to September 9, 2019. It is possible to vote for the Armenian stamp by the following link


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