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The May Music Marathon at the Astana Opera
In May, bright musical events will take place in the Chamber Hall named after K. Baiseitova of the Astana Opera Theater, which will delight both connoisseurs of classical music and fans of innovative projects. The audience will be able to attend music festivals and enjoy performances by famous artists.

One of the main events will be the Double Reed Music Festival, which will be held on May 11 and 12. (Double Reed is only two instruments, oboe and bassoon). The festival will bring together leading musicians specializing in playing wind instruments with a "double cane" – (oboe) Damil Makhpirov and (bassoon) Asset Neldybaev.

The chamber orchestra of the theater will perform under the baton of Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdin. The festival will feature works by classical composers such as A. Vivaldi, V.A. Mozart and others, as well as contemporary authors, including special arrangements by Kazakhstani authors, including "Jaidarman" (arranged for two oboes) and "Akku Dombra" by Alibi Abdinurov.

Young talents will have the opportunity to prove themselves at the Republican Festival of Children's creativity "Bala Music Fest". This festival will be held on May 9, 10 and 19 and will bring together young performers from different cities of Kazakhstan, who have already been awarded international awards. Young musicians will present to the audience a wide repertoire from Baroque to classical.

In addition to the festivals, other significant musical events will take place in May. On May 5 and 30, the evenings from the Musical Alliance cycle will present works from J.S. Bach to A. Schnittke. On May 15, the audience will be able to enjoy the "Great Opera Arias", and on May 17, immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Spain at the Flamenco Evening "Alex Geyer Flamenco Project".

The soloists of the theater will also present evenings dedicated to outstanding figures of music and poetry. An evening of French music will be held on May 21, and a concert dedicated to the repertoire of famous baritones will be held on May 24. The May music marathon will end on May 29 with the evening of vocal music "I believe: I love...", which will be dedicated to the 225th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin.

Thus, May at the Astana Opera House promises to be full of various musical events, each of which will offer the audience a unique and unforgettable cultural experience.

02 May, 2024
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