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Gabala International Music Festival programme

Tue 20 July 2010 17:33 GMT | 22:33 Local Time
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The UK's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Bashmet and Al Jarreau are among the musical greats who will perform at this year's Gabala Music Festival.

The international festival will be held from 25 July to 5 August in the picturesque town of Gabala (also written Qabala and Gebele), some 190 kilometres west of Baku.

This year's programme includes master classes for young musicians. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s education team is working in partnership with the British Council to organize and develop a series of workshops for 30 young people living in an orphanage in Mardakan, near Baku.

Festival director Dmitry Yablonsky said, "It is a great honour for the festival that the RPO has agreed to participate, as it is not only one of the best symphony orchestras in the world, but also an ambassador of its country, which helped the festival to closely work together with the British Council helping 30 very talented young musicians from an orphanage in Baku.

"For me personally, I am thankful for the opportunity to make music with such an ensemble, I am looking forward to our collaboration together.”

The festival is organized with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, .

The festival programme is given below. All concerts will beheld at the Qafqaz Hotel in Qabala.

25 July: Opening concert

The Uzeyir Hajibayli Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra

Programme: Grieg, Rachmaninov, Villa-Lobos and De Falla

Conductors: Fahraddin Karimov and Azad Aliyev

Soloists: Rasi Abdullayev, Saida Tagizade, Murad Huseynov, Gulnaz Ismayilova, Emma Akhundova

Ticket price: AZN 10

26 July: Classical Concert

The Uzeyir Hajibayli Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra

Programme: Fikrat Amirov, Soltan Hajibayli, Zulfu Adigozalov, Qara Qarayev

Conductors : Elchin Adigozalov and Azad Aliyev

Soloists: Farhad Badalbayli, Murad Adigozal-zade

Ticket price: AZN 10

27 July: Jazz Concert

Al Jarreau and his band

Ticket price: AZN 50

28 July: Chamber Music Concert

Programme: European, Russian and Azerbaijani composers

Soloists: Valida Rasulova, Farida Mammadova, Javad Tagi-zade, Aleksey Miltikh

Ticket price: AZN 10

29 July: Vocal Concert

Soloists: Javid Samadov, Farida Mammadova, Sabina Asadova, Gulnaz Ismayilova

Ticket price: AZN 10

30 July: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Uzeyir Hajibayli - Koroglu Overture; Bruch - Romance for Viola and Orchestra; Mozart - Symphony No 40, first and fourth movements; Tchaikovsky - Nocturne for Cello and Small Orchestra; Saint Saens - Rondo and Capriccioso; Farhad Badalbayli - The Sea, for piano and orchestra; Fikrat Amirov - Azerbaijani Capriccioso; Muslum Magomayev - Azerbaijan Song.

Conductors: Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Yablonsky

Soloists: Farhad Badalbayli (piano), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Chloe Hanslip (violin), Emilio Pons (tenor), Dmitry Yablonsky (cello), Javid Samadov (baritone)

Ticket price: AZN 50

31 July: Chamber Music Concert by the Ysaye Quartet

Programme: Brahms and Schubert.

Soloists: Farhad Badalbayli (piano) and Dmitry Yablonsky (cello)

Ticket price: AZN 10

1 August: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Tchaikovsky -Francesca da Rimini; Fikrat Amirov - Kurd Ovshari; Beethoven - 5th “Emperor” Piano Concerto

Conductor: Rauf Abdullayev

Soloist: Oksana Yablonskaya (Piano)

Ticket price: AZN 10

2 August: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Tchaikovsky - Italian Capriccio; Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto; Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherezade

Conductor: Ramiz Melik-Aslanov

Soloist: Chloe Hanslip (violin)

Ticket price: AZN 10

3 August: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Saint Saens - Cello Concerto; Bizet - Symphony in C; Saint Saens - Piano Concerto No 2

Conductor: Daniel Boico

Soloists: Farhad Badalbayli (piano), Dmitry Yablonsky (cello)

Ticket price: AZN 50

4 August

Programme: Chopin

Soloist: Murad Adigozel-zade (piano)

Ticket price: AZN 10

5 August: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Rachmaninoff - Symphony No 2 and Piano Concerto No 3

Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky

Soloist: Boris Berezovsky (piano)

Ticket price: AZN 50

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