Tehran, June 18, IRNA — The guest conductor of Tehran Symphonic
Orchestra, Loris Cheknovarian, who conducted the Los Angeles Symphonic
Orchestra on Monday marking the centenary of renowned Russian-Armenian
Musician Aram Khachaturian, was awarded with Khachaturian badge.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) has called 2003 as the year commemorating
the famous Russian-Armenian musician Khachaturian.
The Russian musician was born in Tbilisi on June 6, 1903 and
passed away in Moscow at the age of 75.
The `Symphony of Colors’, `Swords Dance’ and `Fire Dance’ and
`Gayane Ballet’ are among Khachaturian’s most well-known musical
Concerto for Violin, Spartacus Suite, some pieces of Gayane
Ballet and Mascarde Waltz are among the pieces Cheknovarian
conducted in Los Angeles.
In addition to having conducted some musical pieces in last
year’s Tehran’s Nations Music Festival, Cheknovarian has performed a
number of Khachaturian’s works.
The awarded badge was decorated with the image and name of the
The Iranian conductor told IRNA, “I am greatly honored to receive
Khachaturian badge as an Iranian.”
Cheknovarian, was rehearsing with the members of Tehran Symphonic
Orchestra on `Leili and Majnoun’ symphony before leaving for the US
to prepare them for its performance in early Summer.