Marine Ales and Friends
7 May 2010
A. Spendiaryan National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
The first gala concert of songwriter Marine Ales and presentation of her fifth album “Barefoot Over the Skies”. The aim of this concert was to assist children suffering from cancer and other heavy illnesses. The concert revenue went to Grant Life Armenian Charitable Foundation.
Old and beloved Armenian and Russian songs with new arrangements were performed during the multi genre concert (from classical to jazz-rock). Among the classic performers were Gevorg Hakobyan (baritone), Anna Mayilyan (mezzo soprano), Armen Babakhanyan (piano) accompanied by Cadence Ensemble and Symphonic Orchestra of A. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre, conducted by Karen Durgaryan. Jazz interpretations were performed by Mariam Merabova (Moscow) accompanied with Armen Merabov (piano), Armen Hyusnunts (sax), Nikoghayos Vardanyan (double bass), Ervand Margaryan (trumpet), Gevorg Charchyan (drums) as well as Lilit Pipoyan (vocals, piano).
Among rock and pop performers were Sargis Manukyan (vocals), Karen Arzumanyan (electric guitar), Gisane Palyan (keyboards), David Khurshudyan (bass guitar), Koryun Bobikyan (drums), Radik Gabrielyan (vocals), Ara Torosyan (piano). Well-known Armenian pop singer Erna Yuzbashyan appeared as guest performer from CA, USA.
The great master of duduk Jivan Gasparyan with his grandson Jivan Gasparyan Junior and two musicians - Armen Ghazaryan (duduk), Vazgen Margaryan (bass duduk), participated in this project performing instrumental version of the beloved song “With the wings of dream”.
Master of Ceremonies: Egor Glumov and Lilit Varosyan
Project Producer: Thomas Martirosyan
Director: Jirayr Dadasyan
Music Producer: Armen Sukiasyan
Production Manager: Hayk Martirosyan
Sound Engineer: Karen Chilingaryan
Lighting Engineer: Georgi Hakobyan
Animation: Aram Vardazaryan
Stage design: Thomas Martirosyan