Astana Opera presents «VOICE OF ASIA» / theoperainsider.com
Monday October 27, 2014 at 8 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & Seventh Avenue, NYC
The Astana Opera will debut in New York City on Monday October 27 at 8 PM in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The program entitled »Voice of Asia» will include a special selection of Kazakh folk songs, solos from operas by Kazakh composers Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev and Mukhamejanov, arias from operas by Rossini, Verdi, Bernstein, Offenbach, and Borodin, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto featuring brilliant young violinist Erzhan Kulibaev. Conductor: Abzal Mulhitdinov.
This program was created to celebrate the uniqueness of the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of musical director Abzal Mukhitdinov. Comprised of virtuoso musicians, the orchestra’s repertoire includes not only opera music, but also difficult orchestral works. Cultural staples of the program include the orchestral scherzo «Qudasha Duman», Aidar’s aria from the opera Abai by Zhubanov-Khamidi, and music from contemporary Kazakh composers such as as Tolegen Mukhamejanov. Covering a wide range of genres, these pieces illustrate the life and culture of the Kazakh people.
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