What's on in Baku, 8 to 14 December

Thu 08 Dec 2011 10:57 GMT | 14:57 Local Time

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A listing of concerts, plays, opera and ballet in Baku from 8 to 14 December.

Thursday 8 December

State Philharmonic Hall
19.00 - Une Nuit de tango, with soloists Luis Bacalov (piano), Eduardo Hubert (piano), Michael Guttman (violin) and Juan-Jose Mosalini (bandoneon) and a string quartet with Maristella Patuzzi (violin), Jorge Bosso (cello) and Enrico Fagone (double bass).
 
State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
19.00 - the Petipa/Minkus ballet Don Quixote
 
Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre
19.00 – Ilyas Afandiyev's Boy çiçəyi (St John's Wort), in Azerbaijani
 
Jazz Centre
21.00 – Award-winning pianist Emil Afrasiyab, accompanied by Ruslan Huseynov (bass) and Tofig Jabbarov (percussion)
 
Friday 9 December
 
State Puppet Theatre
12.00 and 14.00 - A. Samadli's Cik-cik xanım (Mrs Jik-Jik), in Azerbaijani, for children
16.00 and 18.00 - T. Agayev's Qoçaq Əhməd (Ahmad the Brave) in Azerbaijani, for children
 
Samad Vurgun Russian Drama Theatre
19.00 - A.N. Ostrovskiy's Pravda khorosho, a schastye luchshe (Truth is Good but Happiness is Better), in Russian

Young Spectators' Theatre
19.00 - Vagif Alikhanli's Əcəl atı (Horse of Doom), about the loss of life in the fight to free Azerbaijani land from occupation, in Azerbaijani
 
Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre
19.00 - A. Masud's Qatarın altına atılan qadın (The Woman Who Threw Herself Under a Train), in Azerbaijani
 
State Philharmonic Hall
19.00 - The Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rauf Abdullaev, plays Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Qara Qarayev (Gara Garayev). The soloist is South Korean violinist Seong-Yun.
 
Baku Jazz Centre
21.00 – Elchin Shirinov (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (bass), Elvin Bashirov (drums), Emin Aliyev (vocals), Sabina Babayeva (vocals)
 
Saturday 10 December
 
Azerbaijan State Musical Comedy Theatre (at the Sailors' Club, while the theatre is under refurbishment)
12.00 - R. Shafaq, V. Zimin's Yağış göbələyinin macəraları (Adventures of a Toadstool), in Azerbaijani
19.00 - S.Guliyev, A. Amirli's Yeddi məhbusə anası (Mother to Seven Prisoners), in Azerbaijani
 
Young Spectators' Theatre
12.00 - Yatmış gözəl (Sleeping Beauty), in Azerbaijani, for children
19.00 - Məkkəyə gedən yol (The Road to Mecca), based Jalil Mammadguluzade's short story Danabaş kəndinin əhvalatları (Stories of a Narrow-Minded Village)
 
State Puppet Theatre
16.00, 18.00 - Hans Christian Andersen's Skazka o skazke (The Tale of a Tale), in Russian, for children

State Mime Theatre
18.00 - B. Khanizade's Maska (Mask)
 
Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre
19.00 - M.F. Akhundov's Lənkəran xanlığının vəziri (The Lankaran Khan's Vizier), in Azerbaijani
 
Samad Vurgun Russian Drama Theatre
19.00 - Racine's Phèdre, in Russian
 
Heydar Aliyev Palace
20.00 - The grand finale of the Rostropovich International Music Festival. The Paris Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Foster, plays Saint-Saens, Stravinsky and Schubert. The soloist is French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
 
Baku Jazz Centre
21.00 – DJs Set and DJ Roshka, accompanied by vocalists Sabina Babayeva, Diana Gajiyeva, Emil Aliyev, Elnur Husyenov, Jamal Eminli and saxophonist Teymur Suleymanbeyli
 

Sunday 11 December

State Puppet Theatre
12.00, 14.00, 16.00 - A. Shaig's Dünya gözəli (World Beauty), in Azerbaijani, for children
18.00 - Charles Perrault's Sinyya boroda (Bluebeard), in Russian, for children

Young Spectators' Theatre
12.00 - Samuil Marshak's Pişiyin evi (The Pussy Cat's House), in Azerbaijani for children
16.00, 19.00 - A. Amirli's Mən səni sevirəm (I Love You), in Azerbaijani
 
State Mime Theatre
14.00 - Məlikməmməd (Malikmammad)
18.00 - Bakhtiyar Khanizade's Pantomim buketi (Mime Bouquet)
 
State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
19.00 - Fikrat Amirov's ballet 1001 Gecə (Arabian Nights); British members of the audience may spot shades of Carry on Cleo in this exuberant ballet
 
Azerbaijan State Musical Comedy Theatre (at the Sailors' Club, while the theatre is under refurbishment)
19.00 - I. Melikzade and S. Alasgarov's Kələkbazlar (The Scoundrels), in Azerbaijani

Samad Vurgun Russian Drama Theatre
19.00 - an adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Bratya Karamazovi (The Brothers Karamazov), in Russian
 
Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre
19.00 – Qarabağnamə (Karabakhnama) based on Ilyas Afandiyev's Hökümdar və qız (The Master and the Maiden), in Azerbaijani

Baku Jazz Centre
21.00 - Etibar Asadli (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (bass), Gennadiy Gasiyev (drums), Tofig Jabbarov (percussion) and young jazz singers
 
Monday 12 December
 
State Philharmonic Hall
19.00 - a concert dedicated to former President Heydar Aliyev, whose death was announced on this day in 2003. The Gara Garayev Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Teymur Goychayev.
 
Tuesday 13 December
 
Baku Jazz Centre
21.00 - Afgan Rasulov (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (bass), Gennadiy Hasiyev (drums), Azad Gurbanov (trumpet)

Wednesday 14 December

State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
19.00 - Puccini's opera Tosca

Heydar Aliyev Palace
19.00 - Concert to mark the 190th anniversary of the birth of Ashug (minstrel) Alasgar. Ashugs from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, Russia and Georgia will take part.
 
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