Con­cert pro­gramme of Uzeyir Ha­jibeyli’s Fes­ti­val re­vealed

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By Naila Huseynli

This year's fes­ti­val to be held on Septem­ber 18-26 will fea­ture mu­si­cians and col­lec­tives from Rus­sia, the U.S, Turkey, Italy and Slo­vakia, as well as, the New Life brass quin­tet named af­ter T. Dok­shitser, Dada Gorgud orches­tra, Mu­rad Ka­jlayev, Mu­rad An­na­mame­dov, Sergei Roldugin , Pavel Mi­lyukov, Azer Demirov, Farhad Ashu­mov and oth­ers. About 30 events are planned to be held.

The open­ing cer­e­mony of the fes­ti­val will take place at the Azer­bai­jan State Aca­demic Phil­har­monic Hall on Septem­ber 18, at 7 pm. The Azer­bai­jan State Sym­phonic Orches­tra named af­ter U.Ha­jibeyli and the State Choral Chapel (art direc­tor Gul­baji Imanova) will per­form un­der the di­rec­tion of Peo­ple's Artist, con­duc­tor Fakhraddin Ka­ri­mov.

A con­cert for the pi­ano and orches­tra ded­i­cated to the 85th an­niver­sary of prom­i­nent Azer­bai­jani com­poser, USSR Peo­ple's Artist, aca­demi­cian Arif Ma­likov will be per­formed at the open­ing cer­e­mony. (Soloist Peo­ple’s Artist Mu­rad Adigoza­lzade).

Through­out the frame­work of the fes­ti­val, series of events ded­i­cated to the 90th an­niver­sary of the fa­mous singer, Peo­ple's Artist of the USSR Fi­ran­giz Ah­madova will take place.

The au­thor’s evening of Peo­ple's Artist of the USSR, out­stand­ing com­poser Mu­rad Ka­jlayev will take place in at the Azer­bai­jan State Aca­demic Phil­har­monic on Septem­ber 22, at 7pm. The Azer­bai­jani State Sym­phonic Orches­tra named af­ter Uzeyir Ha­jibeyli and the Azer­bai­jan State Choral Chapel will take part in the evening un­der the di­rec­tion of Peo­ple's Artist of Rus­sia, con­duc­tor Mu­rad An­na­mame­dov.

Var­i­ous per­for­mances, con­certs and ex­hi­bi­tions will be or­ga­nized at the Azer­bai­jan State Aca­demic Opera and Bal­let Theater, Azer­bai­jan State Mu­si­cal Theater, Rashid Be­hbu­dov Azer­bai­jan State Song Theater, House Mu­seum of Uzeyir Ha­jibeyli, State Mu­seum of Mu­si­cal Cul­ture, "Garabagh Mugam Cen­ter" of Ag­jabadi re­gion.

The premiere of Uzeyir Ha­jibeyli’s "The Ar­shin Mal Alan" mar­i­onette per­for­mance will take place at the Baku Mar­i­onette Theater on Septem­ber 23, at 7:30 pm. Pro­ducer-direc­tor and artist of the per­for­mance is Hon­ored Art Worker Tar­lan Gorchu.

The clos­ing cer­e­mony of the fes­ti­val will take place at the Azer­bai­jan State Aca­demic Phil­har­monic Hall on Septem­ber 26 at 7 pm. The con­cert will fea­ture the Azer­bai­jan State Sym­phonic Orches­tra named af­ter Uzeyir Ha­jibeyli led by con­duc­tor Eyyub Guliyev, Peo­ple's Artist of Rus­sia, fa­mous vi­o­lin­ist Sergei Roldugin, the win­ner of the in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion named af­ter P. Tchaikovsky, vi­o­lin­ist Pavel Mi­lyukov.

Born in 1885 in the heart of the an­cient Azer­bai­jani Khanate of Karabakh -- Shusha -- Uzeyir Ha­jibeyli’s out­stand­ing mu­si­cal tal­ent started a rev­o­lu­tion in the Azer­bai­jani mu­si­cal time­line. He was the very mu­si­cian to in­tro­duce an ex­tra­or­di­nary in­no­va­tion in the na­tion's mu­sic cul­ture, to con­stantly re­fresh it, and ad­just to mod­ern tastes. He was a founder of an opera genre not only in Azer­bai­jan, but the East and cre­ated the first Mus­lim opera in the Is­lamic world.

His unique syn­the­sis of Ori­en­tal and Western mu­sic sig­nif­i­cantly pro­moted the clas­si­cal mu­sic tra­di­tions in the East and opened a page of clas­si­cal mu­sic pat­terns.

His­tory rec­og­nizes Ha­jibeyli as an in­no­va­tor as well as the first to es­tab­lish a pro­fes­sional mu­sic school and Orches­tra for Tra­di­tional Folk In­stru­ments, to com­pose the Mus­lim world’s first opera and operetta, to in­tro­duce a woman on stage, to write the coun­try’s na­tional an­them (which is the of­fi­cial an­them of Azer­bai­jan to­day), to be awarded the high­est artis­tic ti­tle of the Soviet Union.

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