September 18, 2018

Inauguration of the 10th Uzeir Hajibeyli International Music Festival takes place

On September 18, opening of the 10th Uzeir Hajibeyli International Music Festival took place, with organizational support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Culture Ministry.


Opening of the Festival was dedicated to People’s Artist of the USSR, renowned composer Arif Malikov’s 85th anniversary.


Culture Minister Abulfas Garayev addressed the opening ceremony.


The minister, having read the Resolution by President Ilham Aliyev on decorating Arif Malikov with the order of “Glory” for his contribution to advancement of music culture in Azerbaijan, presented the award to the composer.


On the first day of the festival, the audience was presented an extensive and colourful concert programme by soloist Murad Adygozalov, accompanied by renowned groups – the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeir Hajibeyli (conductor Fakhraddin Kerimov) and the Azerbaijan State Choir (artistic director Gulbajy Imanova). First, an overture from the opera “Koroghlu” by Uzeir Hajibeyli was performed at the evening.


The Festival will continue until September 28.