By Hrachuhi Almastyan
Photos by Armen Simonyan
05-04-2019
Ethno-jazz Unique Music by Authentic Light Orchestra
The Authentic Light Orchestra was on the Armenian stage with an exclusive concert. It took place on April 4 at Aram Khachaturyan Concert Hall.

Authentic Light Orchestra is composed of Valery Tolstov (flute / keyboard and folk instruments), Evgeny Lebedev (piano), Anton Revnyuk (bass), Ignat Kravtsov (drums).

In addition to the orchestra, Mikayel Voskanyan, a scaffolder and saxophonist Armen Hyusnunts, as well as Open String quartet also accompanied the orchestra.

The special guest of the evening was duduk performer Emanuel Hovhannisyan.

During the interview with Eritasard.am, Armen Hyusnunts mentioned that for the first time the band performs with this composition, which is very inspiring: “The project is to spread ethno-secular culture all around the world, which, in my opinion, is one of the best.”

"Our group makes a focus on the Armenian folk music. 

We have had Armenian members in different years. Armenian by origin manager Astrid Grigoryan provided the promotion of the CD titled Beyond the House,” - said Valery Tolstov.

Authentic Light Orchestra was founded in Zurich in 2009 by Valery Tolstov. During the concert, musicians use 15-30 instruments, performing improvisations. During the concert, the duduk can be replaced by a saxophone, acoustic instruments, and others.