On November 7, a series of concerts began, which the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, soloist of the Novgorod Regional Philharmonic named after AS Arensky Bedros Kirkorov, gives in honor of his 90th birthday.
Before the start of the concerts, Bedros Filipovich answered questions from journalists at a press conference, talked about the importance of the Novgorod region in his life and, of course, about the features of the program of the upcoming tour.
First of all, the artist explained why he celebrates his birthday on June 2, and the jubilee concerts will take place only now. It is all related to past illnesses that prevented him from doing a large-scale project earlier, and now the artist is optimistic, together with his talented students, he is ready to hold a series of concerts, the schedule of which is quite intense. November 7 – in Chudovo, November 8 – in Borovichi, November 9 – in Hulma, November 10 – in Veliki Novgorod, November 11 – in Staraya Rusa.
Bedros himself will perform Bulgarian, Armenian, Russian songs at concerts. After all, as he says, he considers Armenia his historical homeland, the homeland where he was born and learned to sing is Bulgaria, and his third homeland, where he received recognition, is Russia.
Novgorod region in the heart of Bedros Kirkorov also occupies a large place. As an artist of the Novgorod Oblast Philharmonic, he traveled throughout the Novgorod Oblast, performing on urban and rural stages. He is a participant in patronage concerts for veterans of the Great Patriotic War during the celebration of the Victory. Chairman and member of the jury of Russian and international contests and festivals of young talents, including the “Golden Boat” contest in Veliky Novgorod. In the Novgorod region, he also met his second wife Lyudmila.
For his great charity work, he was awarded the municipal award “For services to Veliky Novgorod”.
“I am very indebted to the Novgorod region. At least for the fact that here, for the first time in my life, I did a concert at 4:30 in the morning. Who can one sing about at such a time? For nurses!” said the artist.
In recent years, the artist’s concerts were held all over the country. Bedros Filipovich spoke about this earlier in an interview with the newspaper “Novgorod”.
Speaking about today, the singer noted:
“Times are tough now, but the song has always helped in any situation.”
The concert tour with the artist’s students in the cities of the Novgorod region is not the first time. And now Bedros Filipovich and young soloists are especially expected in the regions of the region, because many of them are remembered there as very young children.
Among the participants in the concerts there are also Novgorodians – Anastasia Gavrilova, Anzhelika Derkovskaya, Yaroslav Buravchenko, Nikolai Dakov. The owner of a unique voice, a bright participant in the music TV project “Voice-4”, winner of various competitions Artyom Katorgin, the vocal record holder of the Planeta Milen Karanyan and other talented students of Bedros Kirkorov will also perform.
Photo: Lyudmila Stepiko