ALMATY – Almaty residents and visitors will be able to enjoy live classical music from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11 during the fifth Open Air Music Festival. The festival’s Orchestra Parade will be held on the stage of the Shabyt Central Park Amphitheatre as part of the Almaty City Day celebrations.
The Orchestra Parade has become one of Almaty’s best known cultural events, according to Kairat Kulbayev, head of the Almaty Department of Culture. Money from the orchestra show will be given to cultural charities.
The concert will be opened by the Almaty Symphonic Pop Orchestra, conducted by Alexandre Belyakov. The headliner of the show will be the famous Russain music group Kvatro – the quartette of Sveshnikov Choral Art Academy graduates, Anton Sergeev (tenor), Anton Boglevski (tenor), Leonid Ovrucki (baritone) and Denis Vertunov (bass).
Famous Kazakh compositions by Abai and Tlendiyev will also be performed by the Otyrar Sazy Academic Folk-Ethnographic Orchestra, conducted by Dinzuhra Tlendiyeva. The audience will also be able to enjoy classical masterpieces by renowned composers, such as Georges Bizet, Edvard Grieg, Giacomo Puccini, Aram Khachaturyan and Giuseppe Verdi performed on Kazakh national music instruments during the second day of the show.
The open air concert will end with a performance by the National Brass Band, conducted by Kanat Akhmatov, performing compositions from famous musicals, such as “Cats,”“Jesus Christ Superstar,”“Juno and Avos,”“The Phantom of the Opera” and “Chicago.” One of the invited guests will be professional guitarist Vakhtangh Toreli who is famous for his “Classics and Rock ” music show.