Symphony Music Concert
2019/2020 Main Hall the 7th Season
1 March * Sunday * 6.00 pm
Symphonic Music Concert
(dedicated to the 180th anniversary of P.I. Tchaikovsky)
• Venue: Main Hall of the Astana Opera House
• Date and time: 1 March 2020 / Sunday / 6:00 pm
• Running time: 2 hours (including one interval)
• Age limit: 10+
• Additional information: Entering the Hall after the third ring is not allowed; Photos and video recordings are not allowed; Children under 10 years of age are not allowed for performance.
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In 2020, the world music community celebrates the 180th anniversary of the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. A symphony concert, which will feature the works of two geniuses – Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns, is a tribute to the memory of the great artist.
In the first part of the concert you will hear Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No.3, composed especially for the Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate. The concert is notable for the technically complex part of the soloist, even though the virtuoso passages briefly change to pastoral calm. Concerto No.3 is the most popular one written by Saint-Saëns.
The Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor for Violin and Orchestra by P.Tchaikovsky will also be performed.
Soloist of the concert – Bagdat ABILKHANOV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan.
The second part of the concert will include Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony – a composition, in which the hero confronts fate and, having entered into this struggle, he comes out winning. The pathetics of this composition still holds up, which attracts both regular listeners and a new audience to the concert hall.
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61
Allegro non troppo
Andantino quasi allegretto
Molto moderato e maestoso – Allegro non troppo
The Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26
Soloist – Bagdat ABILKHANOV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
The Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Andante. Allegro con anima
Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza
Valse. Allegro moderato
Finale. Andante maestoso. Allegro vivace
Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Abzal MUKHITDIN, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Host – musicologist Dilda SATAEVA
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