An extensive program celebrating the 200th anniversary of the outstanding folk composer, virtuoso dombyra player Qurmanghazy Saghyrbaiuly starts at Astana Opera. An exciting musical evening Qurmanghazy – Rukhty Sazdyn Sardary will open the celebration. The concert will be featured for the residents and guests of the capital on March 19 at the Kulyash Baiseitova Chamber Hall, Kazinform learned from the press office of Astana Opera.
The art of dombyra performance will be presented to the audience by akyn, winner of the Republican Aitys of Aqyns Altyn Qombyra Yerkebulan Kainazarov, as well as the Honored Workers of Kazakhstan Aitzhan Toktagan, Orynbai Duissen, Turar Alipbayev, Abylgazy Akhmadiyev, Galym Akhmedyarov.
"The bicentenary of the birth of Qurmanghazy Saghyrbaiuly is a very important event in the life of the country. He was a great composer, the founder of the dombyra school, who had a tremendous influence on the development of culture and art in Kazakhstan," Galym Akhmedyarov, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, Astana Opera’s general director, said.
The host of the concert, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, Professor Zhangali Zhuzbai will tell the audience about the life and work of the legendary composer.
In addition to the anniversary evening, in the first spring month there will be many exciting concerts and performances at the Kulyash Baiseitova Chamber Hall.
On March 26, Astana Opera’s soloists and instrumentalists will invite young listeners to discover the wonderful world of music by attending the concert Music Alemi (In the World of Music) at the Baroque Hall.
On the same day, as part of the musical evening Tribute to Brahms, the 190th anniversary of the great German composer will be celebrated. Soprano Guldana Aldadossova, cellist Azhar Kadyrova, clarinetist Stanislav Umarov and pianist Anara Kamelinova will perform Johannes Brahms’ songs, art songs and chamber-instrumental compositions.
The month will end with Domenico Cimarosa’s effervescent comic opera Il Matrimonio Segreto, which will take place on March 30 and 31 as part of the Piccolo Theatre project. On the second day of the performance, the Astana Opera International Opera Academy attendee, Guldana Aldadossova, will make her debut as Elisetta.