Union of Composers inspires young talents to patriotic pieces of music

By Laman Ismayilova

The Union of Azerbaijani Composers will highlight the musical achievements of young talents, reports Azernews.

The union will hold a plenary session devoted to the work of young composers from November 7 to 14, reports Azernews.

The event is timed to coincide with the second anniversary of Azerbaijan’s victory in the Second Karabakh War.

The plenary session will begin with a symphony concert at the State Philharmonic Hall on November 7.

For the first time, the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra will present to the public the best pieces of patriotic music of the young composers who were winners of the Republican competition.

The concert program includes symphonic poems by prominent Azerbaijani composers Uzeyir Hajibayli, Gara Garayev, Fikrat Amirov and Ogtay Zulfugarov as well as young composers Tural Mammadli, Vugar Mammadzada and Elvin Guliyev.

The Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, led by People’s Artist Fahraddin Karimov and the State Choir Chapel (artistic director – People’s Artist Gulbaji Imanova) will perform at the concert.

The program includes chamber music concerts that will take place in the Union Concert Hall on November 10 and 11.

The session also covers the work of young musicologists who will give a presentation on the theme “Problems and perspectives of the creativity of young Azerbaijani composers” on November 11.

The plenum will end on November 14 with a round table. The participants of the meeting will exchange their points of view on the music of young composers.

Founded in 1934, as a department of the Union of Composers of the USSR, the Union of Azerbaijani Composers included 17 composers from the Soviet republics such as Afrasiyab Badalbayli, Zulfugar Hajibeyov and Niyazi.

The Union carries out activities aimed at promoting the rich musical heritage of Azerbaijan.

The organization actively organizes music festivals, concerts, art competitions, conferences and joint projects with international partners.

The Union of Azerbaijani Composers always pays great attention to the activities of young composers.

Their works are invariably included in the programs of music festivals and competitions.

The union regularly organizes concerts of young talents in Azerbaijan and abroad.

So, quite recently, concerts with the participation of young Azerbaijani composers took place in Berlin (Germany), Paris (France) and Moscow (Russia).

The union inspires young composers to compose pieces of patriotic music.

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