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FREE TICKETS: Azerbaijani + Middle Eastern Concert Program! Piano and Violin Music!

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019; 7 PM
  • Kaufman Music Center (Merkin Hall), Manhattan

A Fascinating and Multi-Faceted Classical Program!


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  • About the Deal:

FREE TICKETS: Azerbaijani + Middle Eastern Concert Program! Piano and Violin Music

- Wednesday, June 26, 2019; 7 PM

- Kaufman Music Center (Merkin Hall), Manhattan

  • About the Concert:
New York-based internationally acclaimed Azerbaijani pianist Nargiz Aliyarova will play solo piano music and will collaborate with the great baritone, 1st prize winner of Queen Elisabeth competition in Belgium, Stephen Salters. In addition, there will be several other acclaimed performers who will bring the Azerbaijani and Middle Eastern music to the New York audiences. 

 “Music of Two Worlds” is in honor of the 650th anniversary of the celebrated 14th century Azerbaijani poet, Imadaddin Nasimi. Nasimi is regarded as one of the greatest Turkic mystical poets, and one of the most distinguished early divan masters in Turkic literary history. Nasimi collected poems total around 300, in three languages: Azerbaijani Turkic, Persian, and Arabic. Nasimi is representative of development in Azerbaijani language vernacular, and his work continued to be of influence to many poets and authors. Nasimi is revered in Azerbaijan, where there is a monument of him in Baku, and institute of linguistics named after him. A film, Nasimi, was made in his honor, in 1973, and that same year, his 600th birthday was celebrated worldwide, as declared by UNESCO

Ahmet Adnan Saygun was a Turkish composer, author, ethnomusicologist and a teacher. He pioneered Western music in Turkey, his works show a mastery of Western musical practice while also incorporating traditional Turkish folk songs and culture.
In 1928, only 21 years old, Saygun was recognized nationally and received a grant to study in France by the Turkish State. In 1934 he was appointed as the conductor of the prestigious Presidential Symphony Orchestra. That same year Atatürk approached Saygun, asking him to write the first Turkish Opera. This was the year that marked Saygun’s career as the musical “voice” of the newly founded republic of Turkey. In 1936 Saygun accompanied Béla Bartok on his travels around the country, collecting and transcribing folk songs, and also he helped to establish several new conservatories in Turkey. 

Reza Vali was born in Ghazvin, Iran, in 1952. Dr. Vali has been a faculty member of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University since 1988. He has received numerous honors and commissions, including the honor prize of the Austrian Ministry of Arts and Sciences, two Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships, commissions from several music groups. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as the Outstanding Emerging Artist for which he received the Creative Achievement Award. Vali’s orchestral compositions have been performed in the United States by the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Baltimore Symphony, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra 2001. 

Arif Melikov was a revered Azerbaijani composer. His first major composition, “Legend of Love” (1961) received nationwide praise. The ballet for the work has been staged in numerous countries throughout Europe, and is regarded as one of the greatest works to emerge from the former Soviet Union. Melikov continued his work, and wrote music for two more ballets, five symphonies, and eight symphony poems. In addition, he also wrote scores for multiple films and plays, and was well versed in wide range of music composition genres. Melikov was granted the “The People’s Artist of the USSR”, the highest ranking award that an artist could receive in the the former Soviet Union.

Farhad Badalbayli is an acclaimed composer from Azerbaijan. He is also acknowledged as a pianist, conductor, educator, and musical ambassador for his country. Badalbayli is a recipient of the esteemed “People’s Artist of the USSR” award, and is the rector of the Baku Academy of Music, where he has taught since 1971. He remains a highly committed and passionate promoter of Azerbaijani music.

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