They include Aram Khatchaturian
, a Russian-trained composer of Armenian descent.
The haunting theme was an arrangement by Anthony Isaacs of the Adagio from Spartacus Phrygia by Aram Khatchaturian
Sikorski's fundamental emphasis has been the production of composers from the former Soviet Union, including Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Aram Khatchaturian
and Dmitri Kabalevsky.
By the time the gala came to its rousing finale with Augustus Damian's all-male pheromone-powered "Aramica," choreographed on Georgian-born composer Aram Khatchaturian
, the hectic swish of silk on the men in skirts, led by the high energy of lead Gerardo Francisco, was like a come-on for the audience wanting to ask for more.
music, pieces for choir by Komitas, Makar Ekmalian, Christorpher Kara-Murza, Armen Tigranian, Aram Khatchaturian