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Narek Aleksanyan

Mandelchi and His Saxophone in Yerevan

The internationally renowned Italian saxophonist Frederico Mandelchi will be performing with the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra on March 30 at the Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall.

Mandelchi says that the last time he visited Armenia was four years ago, but that it was his first trip eight years ago, at the invitation of Maestro Konstantin Orbeli, that was the most memorable.

“When I first saw the monasteries nestled in the mountains and Lake Sevan I was quite impressed. I was also pleasantly surprised by the ability of Armenian audiences to listen,” Mandelchi told reporters.

While a representative of the classical school of music, the Italian is also a proponent of contemporary music and the author of various innovations regarding instrument technique.

The March 30 concert will feature a range of musical genres – jazz, classical, film scores and tango.

He also said he would be performing some Armenian music but preferred not to reveal which pieces.

The concert is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the State Chamber Orchestra.