An outstanding composer, a talented teacher, a well-known publicist is all about her. This year People's Artist of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh SSR Gaziza Akhmetovna Zhubanova would have turned 90 years old. Having brought up a number of well-known Kazakh composers, including Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov, Almas Serkebaev, Kuat Shildebayev and others, Gaziza Zhubanova successfully combined pedagogical and creative activity. Her works became known not only in Kazakhstan, but also abroad. Three operas, four ballets, numerous symphonies, concerts, oratii, cantata, music for plays and movies, adaptation of folk songs. All these compositions  are still performed in concert halls, philharmonic halls and theaters. Astana Opera was no exception - the celebration of the 90th birth anniversary of the great composer began here with a solemn evening. The theatre’s orchestra performed world-famous works by Gaziza Zhubanova, including the String Quartet No. 1 in D minor. The audience also enjoyed the works by Schumann, Bedrich Smetana, Borodin and Dvorak.

BAGDAT ABILKHANOV, CONCERT MASTER, ASTANA OPERA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA :

- This is a wonderful evening, a very memorable evening, we dedicated it to great composer, great genius of Kazakh people Gaziza Akhmetovna Zhubanova. The whole world knows her works, not only in Kazakhstan, but also abroad, we performed the String Quartet No. 1 abroad many times, almost in all countries.

 

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