CULTURAL COOPERATION OF KAZAKHSTAN AND BELARUS
Kazakh National University of Arts hosted a concert named «Musical Bridge between Belarus and Kazakhstan». Spectators enjoyed the famous works of the world’s classics performed by the symphonic orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy of Music conducted by Andrey Ivanov, in particular, compositions of the fourth symphony of Johannes Brahms, considered the pinnacle of the composer's work, as well as Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. The concert’s culmination was the premiere of the suite from the ballet "The Little Prince" by Belarusian composer Evgeny Glebov. This piece of music became popular and now is performed as an independent work.
AIMAN MUSSAKHAJAYEVA, RECTOR, KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ARTS
- Such cooperation enriches both cultures, expands our boundaries and opportunities. It is very important for students because when they work together they create ties for future cultural cooperation – Kazakh and Belarus, in this case. We are very happy to perform this concert for those who love classical music.
CATHERINE DOULOVA, RECTOR, BELARUSIAN STATE ACADEMY OF MUSIC
- The Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy is the largest creative unit. Orchestra faculty is the strongest here. For our students, it is not only performing practice. Today they are carrying out a very important diplomatic mission. We took into account artistic and national peculiarities of the both sides during the preparation.
The concert was devoted to the 25th anniversary of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Belarus. It demonstrated a creative tandem between the two educational institutions. Organizers say that the next step will be a performance of Eurasian Symphonic Orchestra of the Kazakh National University of Arts in Minsk.