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Komitas Chamber Music House

 

Komitas Chamber Music House

Komitas Chamber Music House
Address Isahakyan 1 street
Yerevan
Armenia
Owner Yerevan City Council
Designation Chamber music hall
Type Armenian architecture
Capacity 300
Current use Concerts
Construction
Opened 1977
Architect Stepan Kyurkchyan

Komitas Chamber Music House (Armenian: Կոմիտասի անվան կամերային երաժշտության տուն (Komitasi anvan kamerayin yerazhshtut'yan tun)) is a concert hall in Yerevan, Armenia, located on Isahakyan street at the Circular Park of Kentron district. It was designed by architect Stepan Kyurkchyan and constrcuted by engineer Eduard Khzmalyan.[1]

The music hall was opened in October 1977, hosting its first ever event, performed by the famous string musical ensemble Komitas Quartet. The hall regularly plays host to the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra, the Armenian State Chamber Choir, the Yerevan State Chamber Choir, the Komitas Quartet, as well as many European chamber music orchestras.[2]

It is listed among the historic and cultural monuments of the city of Yerevan.

Architecture

The hall was built and designed in the shape of an Armenian three-nave basilica type church. It has a one single hall with no visible limits between the stage and the seats forming an entirely overlapping space between the musicians and the audience. The Baroque music, consisted of 4000 pipes. It was installed in 1979 and ronovated in 2007.

The external walls of the hall are decorated with traditional Armenian ornaments. A large pool with water fountaines froms the backyard of the music hall.[3]

In 2003, the statue of Ivan Aivazovsky (designed by sculptor Yura Petrosyan) was erected near the chamber music house.

References

  1. ^ Concert halls in Yerevan
  2. ^ Komitas Chamber Music Hall, information
  3. ^ Komitas Chamber Music Hall, history

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