Baku hosts II International Rostropovich Festival

Baku hosts II International Rostropovich Festival
# 05 December 2008 09:59 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ulkar Gasimova–APA. II International Rostropovich Festival will take place in Baku on December 9-14, Spokesman for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Intigam Humbatov told APA. Uzeyir Hajibeyov’s Azerbaijan National Symphonic Orchestra and People’s Artists, Professor Rauf Abdullayev, “Moscow soloists” chamber orchestra headed by Russian People’s Artist Yuriy Bashmet, Italian well-known vocalists Angela Kiara, Mario Malagnini, Zyan Ath, Katarina Karneus, Russian violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov, French violinist Xavier Philips, International contests laureate honored artist Murad Adigozalzadeh, soloists of Galina Vishnevskaya’s Opera Center, including Irina Durowskaya will perform in the festival. Italian well-known Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra and Chorus di Milano will perform “Requiem” by Giuseppe Verdi in Heydar Aliyev Palace in memory of Heydar Aliyev. The well-known singers will perform scenes out of operas by the world classics Giuseppe Verdi, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni. President of Rostropovich Foundation, daughter of late artist Olga Rostropovich will attend the festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Rostropovich Foundation.
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