On April 23, 2023 in the “Templum” concert hall in Łódź, Sar Sargsyan, the Armenian baritone singer gave a recital entitled “Armenian Crane” to commemorate the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (1915).The recital programme included works by well-known and renowned Armenian composers. The piano accompaniment was provided by Jakub Czech, a Łódź-based pianist, arranger, teacher, and conductor.The event was organized by the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia in Łódź and “Nairi” – the Armenian Education and Cultural Centre. The guests included the Armenian Ambassador to Poland, Samvel Mkrtchian, the Armenian Honorary Consul in Łódź, Rafał Choma, as well as Archimandryta Taron Ghulikyan, priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Poland.We wish to express our gratitude to the organizers for the invitation and a warm reception. We are also grateful to the spectators who shared with us many unforgettable and emotional moments.
Sar Sargsyan, the Armenian baritone singer resident in Poland, will give a recital entitled “Armenian Crane”. The event will take place on April 23, 2023 in the “Templum” concert hall in Łódź and will be part of the Łódź celebrations commemorating the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (1915). In Armenian culture, the crane is a symbol of longing for the lost homeland, and a symbol of the Armenian diaspora – Armenians scattered around the world. Each year on April 24, the Armenian community around the world observes the anniversary of the extermination of their people. Marches commemorating the massacre of Armenians are organized both in Armenia and abroad, including Poland. The recital programme will include works by well-known and renowned Armenian composers. The piano accompaniment will be provided by Jakub Czech, a Łódź-based pianist, arranger, teacher, and conductor. The event is organized by the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia in Łódź and “Nairi” – the Armenian Education and Cultural Centre.
Dearest Friends, we are about to leave 2022. Many things have happened over the year in Sar’s artistic career, including performances, festivals, competitions, and recordings. The most prominent event of the year, however, was the initiation of the “Vistula Sounds” International Festival and Singing Competition in Ciechocinek – a dream come true for the founder and artistic director. To show the gratitude for the city, the local authorities and residents, Sar has come up with a New Year surprise – his own interpretation of the iconic Ciechocinek song, “Na deptaku w Ciechocinku” (or “Walking the Streets of Ciecocinek”). The song turned out to be a major challenge for Sar due to a distinct style adopted. All in all, we hope listening to it will be a pleasure to all those who cherish Ciechocinek and like Sar’s singing. According to the lyrics, one that laughs is not a sinner, but gets healthier and better. We are wishing you all much laughter and joy in 2023!
Lyrics by Tadeusz Stanisławski, music by Urszula Rzeczkowska, arrangements by Alexandra Maghakyan, mix and mastering by Stephan Berudzanyan; recording made at the “Spox music” studio in Warsaw; photograph by Michał Ignar.
The 1th edition of the “Vistula Sounds” Vocal International Competition & Festival was held on 15-19 August 2022 in Ciechocinek, Poland. Sar is the originator and Artistic Director of this unique event.
5 days of musical experiences, 12 judges and almost 100 participants from 15 countries – the Vistula Sounds presented the best vocalists and winners of the international and Polish song competitions. In addition to the competitions, the festival included 2 concerts, 2 meetings of international cultural exchange, vocal masterclasses conducted by international jury and 2 excursions.
Sar Sargsyan gave performances during the official opening and closing concerts, too.
The festival is held under the Honorary Patronage of the Governor and Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland, the head of the county Aleksandrow and the mayor of the city of Ciechocinek.
See our dedicated website for further details: Vistula Sounds.
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