YEREVAN (Panorama/Panarmenian.am) — American actor, producer, director and scriptwriter John Malkovich arrived in Armenia on Monday, October 9, to attend the opening ceremony of the fifth Aram Khachaturian International Festival, which was scheduled to take place on October 11.
The Hollywood star was to perform at Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia under the baton of Sergey Smbatyan at the opening of the festival.
Malkovich performed a chapter from Ernesto Sabato’s novel On Heroes and Tombs jointly performed with the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Alfred Schnittke, one of the most eminent musical figures of the second half of the 20th century. The pianist is Anastasya Terenkova.
John Malkovich performed the work for the first time in Seoul 2015 and later on in Buenos Aires in 2016, he said.
“I have used an adopted chapter from Ernesto Sabato’s On Heroes and Tombs novel in the text. The part that I have taken is called Report on the Blind,” he detailed.
Malkovich said he has already performed sight pieces with classical musicians and has had fantastic experiences, enjoying the collaboration with them.