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Europe Day Concert at TUMO

23 May 2014

On 21 May a concert dedicated to Europe Day in Armenia took place in the “TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies.” Many high-ranking officials were invited to the event to celebrate alongside the EU Delegation: the Head of the Armenian President’s Staff, Vigen Sargsyan, the President of National Assembly, Galust Sahakyan, other representatives of the government, officials on a diplomatic mission in Armenia, and heads of NGOs. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, and several other officials from the EU Delegation welcomed guests.
The event began with the performance of the “Tmba-Ta” orchestra, comprised of TUMO students led by musician Arik Grigoryan. They presented Armenian folk pieces with a modern interpretation. British musician Daniel Waples playing hand pan joined Tmba-Ta and they gave a joint performance.
Hristea then gave a speech on the occasion of Europe Day celebrations in Armenia, highlighting the importance of this year’s celebrations, as they marked the 10th anniversary of 10 new members accession to the EU: ‘This enlargement reunited Europe after decades of artificial division; it was also way for all of us to contribute to democracy and freedom. For many people who live in these countries, and who lived behind the Iron Curtain, this was a moment when their dreams came true.’ He added that the EU and Armenia are collaborating within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, which is aimed at developing and promoting further collaboration in all fields of bilateral interest’
Sargsyan in his speech stated: ‘I am delighted that this triumphant May, filled with several significant festivities for all Armenians, has now been enriched with one more celebration. On 9 May, Europe celebrated the most noticeable holiday on our continent; we also celebrated victory in the Second World War. Countries that witnessed two world wars and two genocides during three decades came up with decision: never again should this happen. In my opinion, the only way to prevent further disruption of nations is by clinging to the principles of freedom, open borders, and the disavowal of any kind of discrimination’.
Director of TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies Marie Lou Papazian expressed her pride and delight to have so many honourable guests under their roof on the Europe Day reception. She noted that TUMO had been established as a place to gather talented young Armenians and that she appreciated the fact that TUMO could host the workshop by the musician Daniel Waples .
The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia entertained guests for the remainder of the celebration.

Europe Day Concert at TUMO

On 21 May a concert dedicated to Europe Day in Armenia took place in the “TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies.” Many high-ranking officials were invited to the event to celebrate alongside the EU Delegation: the Head of the Armenian President’s Staff, Vigen Sargsyan, the President of National Assembly, Galust Sahakyan, other representatives of the government, officials on a diplomatic mission in Armenia, and heads of NGOs. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, and several other officials from the EU Delegation welcomed guests. The event began with the performance of the “Tmba-Ta” orchestra, comprised of TUMO students led by musician Arik Grigoryan. They presented Armenian folk pieces with a modern interpretation. British musician Daniel Waples playing hand pan joined Tmba-Ta and they gave a joint performance. Hristea then gave a speech on the occasion of Europe Day celebrations in Armenia, highlighting the importance of this year’s celebrations, as they marked the 10th anniversary of 10 new members accession to the EU: ‘This enlargement reunited Europe after decades of artificial division; it was also way for all of us to contribute to democracy and freedom. For many people who live in these countries, and who lived behind the Iron Curtain, this was a moment when their dreams came true.' He added that the EU and Armenia are collaborating within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, which is aimed at developing and promoting further collaboration in all fields of bilateral interest’ Sargsyan in his speech stated: ‘I am delighted that this triumphant May, filled with several significant festivities for all Armenians, has now been enriched with one more celebration. On 9 May, Europe celebrated the most noticeable holiday on our continent; we also celebrated victory in the Second World War. Countries that witnessed two world wars and two genocides during three decades came up with decision: never again should this happen. In my opinion, the only way to prevent further disruption of nations is by clinging to the principles of freedom, open borders, and the disavowal of any kind of discrimination’. Director of TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies Marie Lou Papazian expressed her pride and delight to have so many honourable guests under their roof on the Europe Day reception. She noted that TUMO had been established as a place to gather talented young Armenians and that she appreciated the fact that TUMO could host the workshop by the musician Daniel Waples . The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia entertained guests for the remainder of the celebration.