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World Premiere of Abai and Shakarim in NY, Nov 12

Posted on November 07, 2014 by KazCham

The Embassy of Kazakhstan in the US cordially invites you to discover the Kazakh spirit and heritage through the language of contemporary music and performing arts.

What: World Premiere of Abai and Shakarim in New York

When: November 12, 2014, 8:00 pm.

Where: Carnegie Hall, New York, Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage

An outstanding British composer Sir Karl Jenkins belongs to the top ten famous living composers in the world. While composing the suite “Abai” and “Shakarim” he visited Kazakhstan to immerse himself in the study of Kazakh musical culture and folk instruments.

These masterpieces will be performed by the Almaty Symphony Orchestra and a renowned Kazakh musician, virtuoso violinist Marat Bisengaliyev.

The suite is dedicated to a renowned 19th century Kazakh intellectual and poet Abai Kunanbayev, who greatly contributed to Kazakh literature. His works ranged from poetry to music he composed himself.

The other piece features Shakarim Kudaiberdiyev who was a poet, writer, historian and a composer.

For Karl Jenkins’ creations please click here. For Marat Bisengalev’s performance please click here.

For complimentary tickets, courtesy the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the U.S.,  please register here by Nov 7, 2014. Tickets will be available on your name in the Carnegie Hall’s box office one hour prior to the concert. Please present your ID at the Box Office. Tickets are strictly required for admittance.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

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