AUSTRIAN CLASSICS HIT ASTANA OPERA
Austrian classical music was presented for residents and guests of the capital. The Chamber Hall of the Astana Opera Theater hosted a concert from series of performance titled “Around the World with Kazakh Quartet”. The spectators have enjoyed the masterful performance of People's Artist of Kazakhstan, Nurzhamal Usenbayeva and Gaziza Zhubanova State String Quartet. The program of evening featured masterpieces by Franz Schubert and Arnold Schoenberg. Nurzhamal Usenbayeva recreated a gallery of unique images on stage. The opera singer admits that she performs chamber music with great pleasure. Her repertoire includes a few masterpieces of vocal lyric by Austrian composers.
NURZHAMAL USSENBAYEVA, PEOPLE’S ARTIST OF KAZAKHSTAN:
-To perform this music is a sort of new to me since initially, I agreed to perform with a wonderful crew of Gazizi Zhubanova Quartet. It brings so much joy.
ERNAR MYNTAYEV, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, GAZIZA ZHUBANOVA STRING QUARTET:
- Austria is a pearl of classical music where great composers like Mozart and Schubert had produced music. The most famous String Quartet by Franz Schubert is “Death and the Maiden”. The composer is very popular around the world. Our listeners are very fond of his work and they frequently ask us to perform the quartet over and over again.