The Day of the First President with the Astana Opera

The Astana Opera will celebrate a significant holiday – the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The celebratory concert “Yel Tіregі – Yelbasy!” will be held at the opera house’s Chamber Hall on December 2.

The Astana Opera soloists and guest vocalists, including the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Bibigul Zhanuzak, international competitions laureates Tatyana Vitsinskaya, Meir Bainesh, Malika Minisini, Yelena Ganzha, Nazym Sagintai, Ramzat Balakishiyev, Magzhan Amanzholov, Batyrzhan Smakov, Ayaulym Moldagaimova and others will take part in the festive evening.

Musicians-instrumentalists: “Dolce” violin ensemble, Kurvanzhan Akhatov (cello), Samgar Tolkykhanuly (accordion), and others will also perform on the Chamber Hall stage. International competitions laureate Raushan Beskembirova will perform the piano part.

“Kazakhstan widely celebrates the Day of the First President. The ceremonial events are held all around the country on December 1. The purpose of this momentous holiday is to mark the enormous merits of Yelbasy Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev. Opera soloists and orchestra artists of the Astana Opera will present an interesting concert program to the audience. Everyone’s favorite folk songs, romances and songs by Kazakhstani authors, popular songs of past years, as well as cinematic soundtracks will be featured,” said the Astana Opera soloist Bibigul Zhanuzak.

Vocal works by prominent Kazakhstani composers: Abai Kunanbayev’s “Aittym Salem, Kalamkas”, Y. Brusilovsky’s “My Kazakhstan”, M. Tulebayev’s “Bakyt Waltz”, Abai’s aria from A. Zhubanov, L. Khamidi’s opera “Abai”, L. Khamidi’s “Bulbul”, Y. Rakhmadiyev’s “Altyn Aimak”, S. Yerkimbekov’s “Darkhan Dala”, N. Tlendiyev’s “Bayanauyl Waltz”, O. Baidildayev’s “Tugan Zher” and others will be featured for the residents and guests of the capital. The musicians will also present vivid instrumental compositions, such as T. Kazhgaliyev’s “Kyz Kuu” arranged for a violin ensemble, S. Abdinurov’s Ordabasy for cello and accordion, etc.

Let us remind that the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan was established in December 2011, in accordance with the law adopted by the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan”. This holiday is celebrated in the country since 2012. The date December 1 was not chosen by chance, this day has a special significance in the history of the independence of our state. On the first day of the winter of 1991, the first nationwide presidential elections were held.

The concert will begin at 17:00.

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