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The presentation of new equipments was held in Nakhchivan State Philharmonic

The presentation of new sound equipments purchased for the Nakhchivan State Philharmonic was held on March 9.

Speaking at the presentation, Natavan Gadimova, the minister of Culture and Tourism of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, said that the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic has a comprehensive state care for the development of national music. The culture of the autonomous republic is experiencing its new era of development. In the background of this improvement, national music art has also been developed. In recent years, new music schools have been built and put into operation in Nakhchivan city, district centers and villages, and the financial-technical bases of Nakhchivan State Philharmonic, Nakhchivan State Children's Philharmonic and Nakhchivan Music College have been strengthened.

It was noted that the history of the Nakhchivan State Philharmonic, which is the largest music collective of the autonomous republic, operating about 35 years, starts with the ensemble of folk musical instruments created under Nakhchivan State Radio Committee since 1955. Since 1959 it had continued its activity as Nakhchivan State "Araz" Song and Dance Ensemble, and since 1983 it had been formed as Nakhchivan State Philharmonic on the basis of "Araz" Song and Dance Ensemble. At present, there are 5 collectives at the Philharmonic. About 200 musicians and art figures have been working in the philharmonic today.

The repertoire of the musical collectives of Philharmonic includes folk songs and dances of Azerbaijan, tasnifs, composer songs, compositions of Azerbaijan classical composers, variety songs, classical music of European composers. During these years talented young people have been attracted to the collectives.

The activities of musicians, singers and dancers working at the Nakhchivan State Philharmonic have been highly appreciated by the state and they have been awarded the honorary titles of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Presidential awards, and their wages have been increased. Music collectives, soloists of Nakhchivan State Philharmonic have been on tours in many countries in different years and performed concert programs.

It was stressed that with the attention and care of the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic the presentation of clothes, musical instruments and musical facilities to musical collectives, folklore ensembles became a tradition. The Nakhchivan State Philharmonic has been given various European musical instruments and national musical instruments produced by foreign countries over the past years, musical collectives and soloists were provided with clothing.

Today, Nakhchivan State Philharmonic Society, one of the well-known musical collectives of the autonomous republic, is given 18 different US-made sound equipments and techniques. All these sound equipments will enable the concert to be held at the highest level by strengthening the financial and technical basis of the Philharmonic.

At the end of her speech, the minister congratulated the staff of the Philharmonic and wished them successes and expressed her deep gratitude to the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on behalf of all culture workers for his attention and care.

Director of Nakhchivan State Philharmonic, Honored Artist of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Samad Asgarov, art director and conductor of the Nakhchivan State Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, People's Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan Chingiz Akhundov, Art Director and Conductor of the National Instruments Orchestra, Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elman Aliyev expressed their deep gratitude to the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on behalf of the staff. It was said in the speeches that these sound equipments will help to convey the music to the audience both in the open air and the closed concert hall as it sounds. They will also allow easy installation of the music equipments in open air concerts.

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Date: 20-03-2019
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