All Armenian Orchestra 2017
The All Armenian Orchestra (AAO) is an initiative of The Ministry of Culture of Armenia with the goal of unifying the Armenian nation under a renewed spirit and hope. In 2017 the All Armenian Orchestra of 90 professional musicians from 21 countries gave a concert on April 24.
The All Armenian Orchestra’s logo is a phoenix, shaped as two ‘H’ letters of the Armenian alphabet, symbolizing the rebirth of Armenia out of the ashes of Genocide. As the triumphant phoenix, Armenia will rise again!
For this occasion, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia has commissioned a new work, “A Poem to Victory”, from renowned Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian. Works by Aram Khachaturian, Barsegh Kanachyan, Alan Hovhaness, Arno Babajanyan, Edvard Mirzoyan, Alexander Arutiunian, Ghazaros Saryan, Edgar Hovhannisyan, Avet Terteryan, Konstantin Orbelian Sr., Alexander Ajemyan, Komitas-Sharafyan, Yervand Yerkanyan, Serj Tankian, has also been performed.