Misak Metsarents – 135

“You must love each other, love each other so much, in order to live” with the words of Archimandrite Komitas began the event held on January 29, on the eve of the feast of the patron of youth, the St. Sarkis, on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the Armenian poet Misak Metsarents. Students of the 8th grade of the secondary school named after Misak Metsarents recited poems, read excerpts from Metsarents’ letters, as well as quotes of classics about the “genius young man”, emphasized the refinement of his prose and translations, thereby trying to convey to the audience Metsarents’ love for the sun, nature, people and, of course, for woman. They also presented the little-known details of Metsarents’ short, but meaningful life.

The special guest of the event was the Honored Worker of Art of the Republic of Armenia, a member of the Union of Composers, an outstanding composer Eduard Hayrapetyan, who is the author of vocal works based on Metsarents’ literary creation, including the song “Artun”, which accompanied participants of the event while getting acquainted with the books of Metsarents available in collections of the National Library of Armenia, as well as with unique photographs of Metsarents, his family and house, currently preserved in the Charents Museum of Literature and Arts.

Students of the Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas, Anahit Gabrielyan, Tsolak Harutyunyan and Vahe Mkoyan, charmed the audience with their piano and vocal performance.

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