According to the Armenian Prelate of Syria, the audience at the December 9, 2018, celebration of the 90th anniversary of Hamazkayin at the Kevork Yesayian Hall in Aleppo expected a traditional Armenian cultural event. The young people on the organizing committee established by the Regional Executive Board, however, gave the audience a welcome surprise. To have and to keep the traditions, to have that entire legacy, and to bring it to the stage in a contemporary form: that was the concept behind the event.
They brought the shining figures of Armenian culture to the stage. They brought them back to life with their concerns about present-day developments. They allowed the audience to enjoy the historic and contemporary role of Hamazkayin in an appealing artistic and theatrical presentation. The artistic vision came from Hushig Ghazarian, Shant Urishian, and Kevork Aroyian. There were no speeches and no sermons.