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European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018 Celebration in Armenia

Yerevan, 15/06/2018 - 12:45, UNIQUE ID: 180615_5
Invitations for the press

European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018: Celebration in Armenia

The EU Delegation to Armenia invites media representatives to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 celebration in Armenia which will take place on 16 June at 18:30 at the Zvartnots Cathedral (address: Armenia, Armavir Marz, Armavir Zvartnots District), with the press briefing of the Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski,   Minister of Culture of Armenia Lilit Makunts and "Yerevan Perspectives" International Music Festivalpresident Stepan Rostomyan, who will announce the launch of the European Year in Armenia and inform media about the significance of the opening event.

Afterwards, The Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Armenia will be launched with the concert of Hortus Musicus Ensemble (Artistic Leader Andres Mustonen), on 16 June at 19:00 at the Zvartnots Cathedral.

On the night before,  Hortus Musicus Ensemble  and Gurdjieff Ensemble will hold a workshop and masterclass at the Byurakan Art Residence (20th street, house 16, Byurakan community, Aragatsotn province), which will be followed Musical Performance "SALVE REGINA" music dedicated to our lady from middle ages to baroque.  The Musical Performance is will take place at 19:00. EU Ambassador Piotr Switalski will make welcoming remarks..

The events are organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia in cooperation with Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, Member of the European Festivals Association to share the appreciation of Europe’s Cultural Heritage and highlight belonging to a common European space.

Entrance with invitations.

Registration of journalists for the press briefing will begin at 18:15.

A comfortable minibus will be provided to for journalists for both days. Please be at the Shahumyan Square
-  15 June at 17:30 for departure to Byurakan Art Academy
-  16 June at 17:30 for departure to Zvartnots Cathedral


Background Information

2018 is designated as the European Year of Cultural Heritage (“European Year”) Throughout 2018, the European Union is celebrating its diverse cultural heritage across Europe - at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future.

Hortus Musicus Ensemble for more than 45 years now, have investigated and presented in their programmes European music from the 8th–21st centuries. The new music performed by Hortus Musicus carries in itself the same values that are appreciated in earlier, more balanced music – the purity and clarity of form, harmony and beauty in simple things.

Hortus is, therefore the oldest continuously working ensemble in its field in Eastern Europe and one of the few of such longevity in the world.

For media enquiries, please contact  David Grigoryan, Press and Information Officer, of Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival – 091 589455 

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