I was invited to the Opera tonight and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra was performing in commemoration of Aram Khachaturian. The Armenians really do appreciate music and needless to say it was a great concert. The conductor, Eduard Topchjan, is only 30 years old and has already conducted over 700 concerts with the �Serenade� ensemble. Armen Babakhanian on the piano has performed in concerts in the US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Great Britain and Ireland. In fact tonight�s concert was being filmed for viewing on the Japanese NHK Channel. On my way home from the Opera as the sun was setting Ararat was breathtaking.