(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 3. The final
ceremony of the 13th Gabala International Music Festival, organized
by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and supported by the Ministry of
Culture, took place, trend reports.
A concert program was presented with the participation
of the people's artist of Azerbaijan, Enver Sadigov (accordion),
the honored artist of Azerbaijan, Emil Afrasiyab (piano), and the
Gaytaghi instrumental ensemble at the final event on August 2.
In addition, the ensemble consists of honored artists
from Azerbaijan: Alekper Alekperov (tar), Shakir Davudov (violin),
Orkhan Musayev (balaban, clarinet), Khasay Gulmamedov (saz, oud),
Bahram Mahmudov (gosha-nagara, percussion), Elvin Bashirov
(percussion), Taleh Agayev (piano), Elmir Aliyev (naqareh), Salim
Mammadov (bass guitar), and Hidayat Sadygbeyli (piano).
During the concert Enver Sadigov, Emil Afrasiyab and
the Gaytaghi instrumental ensemble performed a medley based on
melodies from the operetta by Uzeyir Hajibeyli "Arshin mal Alan",
the movie "Where is Ahmed?" and the French movie "Toy", the
Khanchobany folk dance, "Tenderness" by Jahangir Jahangirov,
"Dream" from the movie "Telephone Operator", "Native songs", the
composition of Enver Sadigov "Praktike by 9/8", the composition of
Emil Afrasiab "Prayer", the song of Ruhangiz Gasimova "Mom, my
friend is getting married","Your fragrance remained on the
flowers", as well as the works of Tofik Guliyev "Nakhchivan",
Lachin folk song , Uzundere folk dance and other works that were
greeted with applause from the audience.
The Gabala International Music Festival is very
important in the cultural life of Azerbaijan. This event, with an
emphasis on classical music, also serves to identify new talents,
exchange knowledge, and conduct research in this field.
Moreover, this festival, which has turned into a
wonderful tradition, was able to attract the attention of the music
world with its magnificence. In addition to Azerbaijani musicians,
the musical festival, which began on July 27 and lasted for seven
days, was attended by world-famous musicians, performers, and
conductors, as well as musical groups from Great Britain, Estonia,
Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Türkiye. This Gabala International
Music Festival was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of national
leader Heydar Aliyev.
Furthermore, during the festival, music lovers and
guests of Gabala had the opportunity to listen to concerts of the
Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra named after Uzeyir Hajibeyli,
participants of the "Support for Youth" project, the Baku Chamber
Orchestra, the "Clarte" clarinet quartet, the Lithuanian Chamber
Orchestra, and young Mugham performers.
Special concert programs were held during the festival
to mark the 150th anniversary of the brilliant Russian composer
Sergei Rachmaninoff, the 90th anniversary of the outstanding
Azerbaijani composer Arif Melikov, the 95th anniversary of the
famous pianist Bella Davidovich, and the 190th anniversary of the
outstanding German composer Johannes Brahms. Thousands of
spectators listened to these concerts with great interest at the
Heydar Aliyev Congress Center in Gabala and on the open stage.