London, Dublin and Manchester appraise Kazakh Philarmonic Orchestra's performance
The tour included the Kazakh Philarmonic Orchestra's live performance at the In Tune programme on BBC Radio 3.
The Kazakh Philarmonic Chamber Orchestra named after Zhambyl finished its week's tour around the cities of Great Britain and Ireland, giving concerts in Dublin, Manchester and London. A press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reports.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Great Britain Erlan Idrissov thanked the Orchestra's members for their contribution to promoting Kazakh culture abroad. In his speech during the concert in Manchester, the Kazakh Diplomat noted that Kazakhstan had special relations with the city that had become the first nuclear-free zone in Great Britain. Manchester and the Kazakh city of Semey work side by side within the Mayors for Peace Organization to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.
Connoisseurs of classical music, including those who heard compositions of legendary Kazakh composers for the first time, appreciated skills of Kazakh musicians and special sounds of classic Kazakh compositions. High representatives of British political, economic and cultural circles, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps, who visited the concert, expressed the true interest to classic Kazakh music and the Orchestra's creative work.
Among the visitors of the concert held in London were the UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Kazakhstan Baroness Emma Nicholson, member of the UK Parliament's House of Lords, Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kazakhstan Lord Mohamed Sheikh, Ambassadors of a number of leading states, representatives of the British Foreign Office and International Organisations, as well as others.
Within the tour, famous Canadian violinist Lara St. John and laureate of different awards, Kazakhstani clarinettist Bekturgan Zholman performed solo. The Orchestra played with well-known Kazakhstani conductor Yerbolat Akhmedyarov.
The tour included the Kazakh Philarmonic Orchestra's live performance at the In Tune programme on BBC Radio 3, that traditionally hosts the best orchestras of classical, jazz and folk music. The performance will be available on the website of BBC in three months.
After the concert in London, the Orchestra will head over Milan to gove the final concert as part of the world tour.
The concerts were organized by the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports under the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Great Britain within the project 'Contemporary Kazakh Culture in the global world' to mark the 25th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan, Great Britain and Ireland.