Mugam feast in prospect

Mon 07 March 2011 11:02 GMT | 11:02 Local Time

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The International Mugam Festival in Baku promises to be a feast of Azerbaijani mugam, jazz mugam and related genres from the Middle East and India.

Mugam is an ancient form of modal music in Azerbaijan, traditionally passed on orally rather than in written form.

The mugam festival's opening ceremony will be held on 14 March at the International Mugam Centre on the seafront promenade. The festival will continue until 21 March when it will close with a gala concert at the Heydar Aliyev Palace.

This year's festival will be the second International Mugam Festival. The first held in Baku on 18-25 March 2009.

The festival is organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Union of Composers.

The programme for the festival is published below.

Tickets will be available from ticket kiosks across the city centre and from the box offices at the Russian Drama Theatre, State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Musical Comedy Theatre, Philharmonic Hall and Heydar Aliyev Palace.

14 March 19.00
International Mugam Centre (Boulevard National Park)
Official Opening of II International Mugam Festival “The World of Mugam”

15 March 19.00
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (95, Nizami Street)
Uzeyir Hajibali's opera Leyli and Majnun
Soloists: Nazaket Teymurova and Mansum Ibrahimov

15 March 19.00

Heydar Aliyev Palace (35, Bulbul Avenue)
Mugam-Latinos Concert

15 March 20.00
International Mugam Centre (Boulevard National Park)
Rast Mugam - Zabit Nabizade (Azerbaijan)
Iraqi makam - Husseyn Aladhami (Iraq)

16 March 18.00
Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall (2, Istiglaliyyat Street)
Concert Tar, Kamancha, Kamans...
Uzeyir Hajibayli Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra
Conductor: Fakhraddin Karimov
Soloists: Sahib Pashazade (tar), Mehri Asadullayeva (kamancha)

16 March 19.00

Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (95, Nizami Street)
Fikrat Amirov's opera Sevil
Soloists: Zemfira Ismayilova and Azer Zeynalov

16 March 20.00

International Mugam Centre (Boulevard National Park)
Shur Mugam - Tayyar Bayramov (Azerbaijan)
Shashmakom - Yuldiz Turdiyeva (Uzbekistan)

16 March 22.00

Baku Jazz Centre (19, Rashid Behbudov Street)
Jazz music night.
Salman Gambarov (piano) and Fakhraddin Dadashov (kamancha)

17 March 18.00
Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall (2, Istiglaliyyat Street)
Concert From Percussion Mugams to Songs
Azerbaijan State National Instruments Orchestra
Conductor: Agaverdi Pashayev

17 March 19.00
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (95, Nizami Street)
Muslim Magomayev's opera Shah Ismayil
Soloists: Tayyar Bayramov, Shahlar Guliyev, Ilaha Efendiyeva

17 March 20.00

International Mugam Centre (Boulevard National Park)
Segah Mugam - Jabir Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)
Uzun Hava - Salih Turhan (Turkey)

17 March 22.00
Baku Jazz Centre (19, Rashid Behbudov Street)
Jazz music night. Isfar Sarabski (piano)

18 March 18.00

Azerbaijan State Mugam Theatre (9, H. Rzayeva Street)
Uzeyir Hajibayli's opera Asli and Kerem (concert performance)
Soloists: Vusala Musayeva and Ilkin Ahmadov

18 March 19.30

Azerbaijan State Marionette Teatre
Uzeyir Hajibayli's musical comedy Arshin mal alan
18 March 20.00
International Mugam Centre (Boulevard National Park)
Chahargah Mugam - Nazakat Teymurova (Azerbaijan)
Raga - Indrani Mukherjee (India)

18 March 22.00
Baku Jazz Centre (19, Rashid Behbudov Street)
Jazz music night
Afgan Rasul (piano)

19 March 19.00
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (95, Nizami Street)
Uzeyir Hajibayli's musical comedy Arshin Mal Alan
Soloists: Azer Zeynalov and Inara Babayeva

19 March 20.00

International Mugam Centre (Boulevard National Park)
Bayati-Shiraz Mugam - Aygun Bayramova (Azerbaijan)
Nahda - Aicha Reduane (Egypt)

19 March 22.00
Baku Jazz Centre (19, Rashid Behbudov Street)
Two Worlds - ethno jazz
Emil Mammadov (piano)

20 March 11.00 - 12.00
Boulevard National Park
Novruz Bayrami festivities

20 March 18.00
Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall (2, Istiglaliyyat Street)
The Blond Bride (Sari Gelin) Concert
Niyazi Symphonic Orchestra of Azerbaijan Television and Radio
Conductor: Azad Aliyev
Soloists: Gulnaz Ismayilova, Ramil Gasimov, Babak Niftaliyev, Gochag Asgarov

20 March 20.00

International Mugam Centre (Boulevard National Park)
Shushtar Mugam - Simara Imanova (Azerbaijan)
Humayun Mugam - Teyyub Aslanov (Azerbaijan)
Makam - Salar Aghili (Iran)

21 March 19.00
Heydar Aliyev Palace (35, Bulbul Avenue)
Gala Concert to mark the closure of the II International Mugam Festival “The World of Mugam”
 
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