Sunday 3 May 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Vassily Sinaisky conductor

Sergey Khachatryan violin

Anush Hovhannisyan soprano

Philharmonia Voices

Mozart Requiem (Introit, Kyrie & Dies Irae)

Górecki Symphony No. 3 (II. Lento e largo—Tranquillissimo)

Komitas Krunk

Yekmalian 'Hayr Mer', Armenian Liturgy

Yekmalian 'Surb, Surb', Armenian Liturgy

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Khachaturian Violin Concerto

Khachaturian Spartacus (excerpts)

Khachaturian Sabre Dance', Gayaneh

Marking the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian music is performed by today’s leading artists. In this commemorative year, musicians from around the world will commemorate this important anniversary through their music and art in a series of events taking place from LA and New York to Yerevan. In London, the Philharmonia Orchestra is joined by two superlative artists: violinist Sergey Khachatryan and soprano Anush Hovhannisyan for a special concert.Before the interval, excerpts from Mozart’s Requiem, Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs and a rare performance of Yekmalian’s Armenian Mass offer a moment to reflect. In contrast to this, the second half is a burst of colour: Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto (performed by the sensational Sergey Khachatryan) and the ever popular score to Spartacus provide a celebration that will shake the hall.