Azerbaijan, Turkey submit application for inclusion of balaban in UNESCO Cultural Heritage List BAKU. KAZINFORM Azerbaijan and Turkey have submitted an application for inclusion of the balaban (cylindrical-bore, double-reed wind instrument) in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, Trend reports on April 6 referring to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Kazinform congratulates Anadolu on its 100th anniversary NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Turkish News Agency Anadolu marks its 100th anniversary today. Journalist Nadi Abalioğlu and writer Halide Edip met with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Geyve on March 31, 1920 and pitched the idea to establish a new national press agency. After the name of the new national press agency «Anadolu» had been chosen, it was officially launched on April 6 the same year.
How artists of Astana Ballet cope with isolation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The coronavirus has changed the life of everyone, but few people are ready to submit to it. Although the theaters are closed, the ''Astana Ballet'' artists are not idle: they keep fit, study and look forward to new meetings with spectators, Kazinform has learnt from the theatre’s press service.
Astana Opera praises President for addressing economic, social issues during state of emergency NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Astana Opera team has studied the statement of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on issues related to the state of emergency in the country and the government’s anti-crisis measures in the economy and social sector, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Opera’s press service.
Eurovision to hold special concert instead of contest cancelled due to pandemic MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Organizers of the Eurovision international song contest that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus spread will hold a special show on May 16 featuring musicians and singers who were supposed to be performing at this year’s edition as well as participants from previous years, the contest’s official website says.
Astana Opera to celebrate World Theatre Day online NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The performances changed their location and went online: on March 27, on the World Theatre Day, the Astana Opera will show Puccini’s famous opera Turandot at TENGRINEWS TV. Furthermore, performances of the Astana Opera’s artists on a YouTube platform, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan as part of the #Bizbirgemiz project, are planned in the near future, Astana Opera informs on its website.
UN chief hopes Nowruz will bring harmony, celebration of common humanity TEHRAN. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the occasion of Nowruz the international day, 21 March 2020, said he hoped that amid sadness over coronavirus, Nowruz will bring harmony, celebration of common humanity.
Elbasy played great role in development of Kazakh national culture, view NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev played the great role in the development of Kazakh national culture,» rector of the Kazakh National University of Arts, People’s Artist of Kazakhstan, Professor Aiman Musakhadzhayeva said.
UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2020 accepting nominations ALMATY. KAZINFORM UNESCO launched the call for nominations for the 2020 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
Premiere at Astana Opera: Modern take on an old story NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Gaetano Donizetti’s famous opera Don Pasquale will soon be presented at the country’s main theatre stage – the Astana Opera. The premiere is scheduled for April 8, 9 and 10 at the PICCOLO Chamber Theatre. The production team will set the story in the present time; the characters familiar to everyone will joke and play pranks, as expected in the comedy genre. Music Director and Conductor: Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdin; Stage Director: Natalya Kagadiy, Astana Opera informs on its website.
‘Abai’ opera to be performed in Semey, Ankara, London and Paris ALMATY. KAZINFORM – This year the famous opera «Abai» will be performed in several countries across the world, this has been announced by Aya Kaliyeva, director of the Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abai, Kazinform correspondent reports.