Komitas Chamber Music Hall
|Komitas Chamber Music Hall|
|Address||Isahakyan 1 street|
|Designation||Chamber music hall|
|Owned by||Yerevan City Council|
Komitas Chamber Music Hall (Armenian: Կոմիտասի անվան կամերային երաժշտության տուն) is a concert hall in Yerevan, Armenia, located on Isahakyan street at the Circular Park of Kentron district. It was designed by architect Stepan Kyurkchyan and constrcuted by engineer Eduard Khzmalyan.
The music hall was opened in October 1977, hosting its first ever event, performed by the famous string musical ensemble Komitas Quartet. The hall regularly plays host to the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra, the Armenian State Chamber Choir, the Yerevan State Chamber Choir, the Komitas Quartet, as well as many European chamber music orchestras.
It is listed among the historic and cultural monuments of the city of Yerevan.
The hall was built and designed in the shape of an Armenian three-nave basilica type church. It has a one single hall with no visible limits between the stage and the seats forming an entirely overlapping space between the musicians and the audience. The organ of the Komitas Chamber Music Hall is one of the unique pipe organs that have been used in the USSR. It was designed in the Netherlands on the basis of the 17th-century organs to perform mainly Baroque music, consisted of 4000 pipes. It was installed in 1979 and ronovated in 2007.
The external walls of the hall are decorated with traditional Armenian ornaments. A large pool with water fountaines froms the backyard of the music hall.
In 2003, the statue of Ivan Aivazovsky (designed by sculptor Yura Petrosyan) was erected near the hall.