Classical and Contemporary Composers
13 March Sunday 6.00 pm
Dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Independence
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
“Classical and Contemporary Composers”
(Unfinished opera “Kozy Korpesh and Bayan Sulu” by M. Tulebayev, works for Symphony Orchestra by classical composers Y. Rakhmadiyev and T. Kazhgaliyev as well as works by contemporary Kazakhstani composers)
The “Classical and Contemporary Composers” musical evening, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, will take place on March 13.
The first part will premiere a concert performance of the unfinished opera “Kozy Korpesh and Bayan Sulu” by Mukan Tulebayev, as well as the unfinished ballet “The Steppe legend” by Tles Kazhgaliyev.
The second part will feature the works by the classical composer Yerkegali Rakhmadiyev, as well as contemporary Kazakhstani composers – Balnur Kydyrbek, Kenes Duissekeyev, Tolegen Mukhamejanov, Aktota Raimkulova, Serik Yerkimbekov, Serikzhan Abdinurov, Alibi Abdinurov, Abzal Mukhidinov, Sanzhar Baiterekov, Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin.
The opera “Kozy Korpesh and Bayan Sulu” was written on the basis of the 13th -14th century Kazakh lyric and epic poem which says about the tragic fate of the lovers (libretto by G. Musrepov). The renowned melodist M. Tulebayev composed wonderful, easy to remember, full of dynamics parts of Kodar, Bayan, Karabai, Aidar and Zhantyk. Such traditional Kazakh genres as ‘terme’ and ‘zheldirme’ are used in the opera.
The unfinished ballet “The Steppe legend” by Tles Kazhgaliyev will capture the audience’s imagination by never-ending, diverse and fascinating landscapes of the steppe.
Karabai – Bolat Yessimkhanov
Zhantyk – Zhan Tapin, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Kodar – Zhanat Shybykbayev, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Bayan – Madina Islamova
Aidar – Ramzat Balakishiyev
Opera soloists, Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Astana Opera House.
Conductors – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov, Ruslan Baimurzin, Alikhan Idrissov.
The running time is 1 hour 30 minutes with one intermission
Management reserves the right to substitute artists and the works performed