March 25, 2016 - 10:16 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Plans and preparations are already underway for the RACHFEST 2017 International Festival to be held in Los Angeles County February 10–19, 2017.
This will be an exceptional and rare opportunity to showcase the Republic of Armenia and Armenian arts next year in the United States, Asbarez reports.
The RACHEST 2017 Festival project is presented by International Competitions and Festivals, Inc. in collaboration and co-sponsorship with the Glendale Arts and the Music Department of the Glendale Community College.
The ten day International Festival program will include an art exhibition of several prominent contemporary artists from Armenia. The exhibition artwork would be available thanks to the efforts of Karen Aghamyan, President of the Artists Union of Armenia. The Festival program will also include the premier performance in the United States of a choral concert by the State Chamber Choir of Armenia, and a symphonic concert featuring music of Armenian composers.
Several local based Armenian organizations and their representatives, among them the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association of western region expressed their interest and commitment to provide necessary support for the successful presentation of this unique festival.
A major highlight of the RACHFEST 2017 program will be the Rachmaninoff International Piano competition for young pianists from around the world.
Competitors will compete for cash prizes for over $25,000. The final rounds of the competition with the symphony orchestra will be held at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
In previous years, RACHFEST Festivals were successfully held in the Cities of Pasadena and Los Angeles to great acclaim, receiving positive reviews in the international and local press.