Eternal Viennese classical music was performed in Astana Opera
Eternal Viennese classical music was performed in Astana Opera. A chamber orchestra under the direction of conductor Eldar Saparayev performed timeless pieces by great Austrian composers. Guest conductor is a winner of international competitions, a recognized cellist, and conductor of the Vienna Symphonyetta Orchestra and a concertmaster of the Southwest Philharmonic Orchestra of Germany. His performances are well received by the audiences in the most prestigious halls of the world - Tonhalle, the Berlin Philharmonic, Walt Disney Hall and many others. Honored Artist of Kazakhstan, brilliant violinist Bagdat Abilkhanov was the soloist of the concert.
ELDAR SAPARAYEV, CONDUCTOR:
- I am delighted to be in Astana again and to perform with a wonderful team of the Astana Opera chamber orchestra. We have an interesting program today, which is very vibrant and vernal. We will perform Mozart and Haydn’s compositions, such as La Reine which is Haydn’s Symphony No 85 written in 1785. I will also present The Magic Flute overture to the audience.
BAGDAT ABILKHANOV, VIOLINIST, SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ASTANA OPERA:
- Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major is one of the most frequently performed concerts, it is light and vivid. It is popularly known as The Turkish which makes this concert more relatable for the Kazakhs, that’s why it is easier to feel it. Performing the Viennese classical music is certainly very difficult for any musician because it requires a great range of professional skills.