The Musical Heritage of the Outstanding Composer Gaziza Zhubanova

This year the music community celebrates the 90th anniversary of the outstanding Kazakhstani composer, professor, People’s Artist of the USSR and Kazakh SSR, laureate of the State Prizes of the USSR and Kazakh SSR – Gaziza Zhubanova. On December 7, a concert “I Flew Up From the Grass…” will take place in the Astana Opera Chamber Hall.

Zhubanova_GA (2)The concert will be held within the framework of the program “Rukhani Zhangyru”. This evening, chamber-vocal and chamber-instrumental works, as well as the operatic works of G.A. Zhubanova will be featured for the audience. Among other things, the music of this great musical dynasty will sound: Abai’s aria from the opera Abai by A. Zhubanov, L. Khamidi, the composition of Gaziza Zhubanova’s son and pupil Alibi Mambetov – Trio for violin, cello and piano In Memory of Parents.

The Astana Opera’s brilliant soloists – Honoured Workers of Kazakhstan, sopranos Zhupar GabdullinaAigul NiyazovaBibigul Zhanuzak will take part in the musical evening. Guest soloists, Honoured Workers of Kazakhstan, baritones – Shakhimardan AbilovAzamat Zheltyrguzov. Soloist of the Astana Opera, tenor Beimbet Tanarykov and another tenor Almat Izbambetov. Famous musicians-instrumentalists – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Nurlan Izmailov (piano), Kalamkas Zhumabayeva (violin), Damilya Makhpirova (oboe), Aida Abdykadyrova (flute), Dana Abdykadyrova (piano), Karina Izmailova (piano), Kamila Mambetova (piano). The concertmaster is Raushan Beskembirova. Chief Chorus Master – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Dautov.

G. Zhubanova State String Quartet will take part in the concert. Instrumental trio – Yermek Magavin (violin),Bakhytzhan Zhanturganov (cello), Lyubov Glinka (piano).

Gaziza Zhubanova’s creative work is multifaceted; she realized her talent as a composer in various music genres. She wrote oratorios, cantatas, symphonies, symphonic poems, operas, ballets, concerts, choruses, romances, songs, chamber-instrumental works, as well as music for plays and films.

We are happy to present to our listeners the works of the wonderful composer G. Zhubanova, who brought up a whole plethora of well-known Kazakhstani musicians, including Aktoty Raimkulova, Tolegen Mukhamejanov and many others. The uniqueness of this concert is that pianists Nurlan Izmailov, Karina Izmailova, Kamila Mambetova – members of G. Zhubanova’s family will go onstage together with us. They will not only perform the well-known works of the outstanding composer, but will also share their memories of her,” said Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Zhupar Gabdullina.

The concert starts at 19.00.

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