This year within the framework of the festival to be held with organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and with the support of Ministry of Culture and Tourism the concerts will be arranged in Shaki and Ismayilli cities along with Gabala.
First concert will take place on July 29 in Gabala Chamber Music Hall . The Youth Chamber Orchestra of Baku Music Academy (the BMA) named after Uzeyir Hajibayli will perform on the open stage in the evening. The conductor is the Laureate of International Competitions Javad Taghizadeh. Honored Artist Isfar Sarabsky will perform on the piano.
Opening ceremony of the festival will be held on July 30 on the open stage in Gabala and the opera “Leyli and Majnun” by Uzeyir Hajibayli will be presented to the audience.
On the same day, Youth Chamber Orchestra of BMA will perform in Shaki. And in Chamber Music Hall of Gabala, a concert will take place with the participation of Atabala Manafzadeh (piano), “Furioso Quartet” and Kamala Neymanova (piano), Suleyman Babakishizadeh (violin), Zarifa Alkhazova (violin), Uzeyir Mahmudbayli (viola), Murad Ibrahimov (cello), Narmin Najafli (piano) and Anvar Karimov (trumpet).
On July 31, at Chamber Music Hall of Gabala a concert will take place with the participation of Fagan Gasimli (piano), Mammad Rajabli (clarinet), Aydan Guliyeva (soprano), Taleh Yahyayev (baritone) and Ilaha Sadikhzadeh (piano). “Baku Chamber Orchestra” will perform on the open stage. Honored Artist Fuad Ibrahimov will be the conductor.
Within the framework of the festival, a concert will take place in Ismayilli with the participation of “Baku Chamber Orchestra” on August 1. And in Chamber Music Hall of Gabala, Saida Taghizadeh (piano), Rana Rahimova (viola) and Elkhan Niftiyev (piano) will perform. On the same day, an interesting concert with the participation of People’s Artist Murad Adigozalzadeh (fortepiano), Janna Gandelman (Israel, violin), Michael Slatkin (USA, horn), Dmitry Yablonsky (Russia, cello) and People’s Artist Farhad Badalbayli (piano) is forthcoming for music lovers in the Chamber Music Hall of Gabala. On the open stage “FEMUSA” chamber orchestra from England will also perform.
On August 2, Maharram Huseynov (baritone), Azar Rzazadeh (tenor), Mushfig Guliyev (tenor), Gianluigi Sartori (tenor, Italy), Elnara Mammadova (soprano) will perform in the Chamber Music Hall of Gabala. On the open stage Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeyir Hajibayli, conducted by People’s Artist Rauf Abdullayev, will perform in the Chamber Music Hall of Gabala. The soloists are Mojca Zlobko Vajgl (harp, Slovenia), Massimo Mercelli (flute, Italy) and People’s Artist Yegana Akhundova (piano).
In the concert program titled “Four hands playing evening” to be held on the last day of the festival of August 3 at Gabala Chamber Hall, Murad Adigozalzadeh (piano), Oxana Yablonskaya (Russia, piano), Stephen Deitz (piano, USA), Anna Serova (violin, Italy) will take stage. On the open stage on which the closing ceremony of the festival will take place, Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeyir Hajibayli will be conducted by Roberto Molinelli (Italy). Nomeda Kazlaus (soprano, Lithuania), Azar Rzazadeh (tenor), Maharram Huseynov (baritone) will perform during the concert.