Book Presentation at NAI

On September 5th, at 7:00 pm, Naregatsi Art Institute will host a presentation of the book “The Wedding Ritual and Komitas” dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Komitas and the 15th anniversary of the Institute.

So far, numerous books, albums, DVDs and CDs on art have been published with the support and direct involvement of NAI.

This time Naregatsi Art Institute has aimed to refer to the brilliant wedding songs of Komitas.

The book “The Wedding Ritual and Komitas” published by the Institute includes a version of the wedding ceremony in line with today’s requirements, a description of the traditional wedding ritual (from A. Shahnazaryan’s book “Komitas”), excerpts from the first volume of Yervand Lalayan’s “Ethnographic Magazine” and the wedding songs compiled by Komitas.

The book was compiled by Arthur Shahnazaryan

Music Editor: Lusine Azaryan

Author of paintings in the book: Martin Akoghlyan


• Singer performers:

Lusine Azaryan, Edgar Khachatryan, Arsen Hambaryan, Anush Stepanyan

• Instrumental performancesby

soloists of Naregatsi Orchestra (Artistic Director Artem Khachatur):

Karen Melkonyan – blul

Erik Hovhannisyan – qamancha

Anna Hambardzumyan – santur

Susanna Manaseryan – qanun

Gagik Hakobyan – duduk

Admission is FREE. Address: 16/1 Vardanants, Yerevan Phone · +374 10 580105