The Belarusian city of Brest will transfer the CIS cultural capital status to Kazakhstan’s Shymkent on December 9. As the cultural capital of the Commonwealth, Brest has hosted about a hundred musical, theatrical and educational programmes with the participation of creative groups from the CIS countries, including Turkmenistan.
Shymkent will undertake the status at a ceremony in the Brest Academic Drama Theater named after the Lenin Komsomol of Belarus. Throughout 2020, the Kazakh city will hold the honorary status of the cultural capital of the Commonwealth.
Leading soloists of the CIS countries will take part in a festive concert. Honored Artist of Kyrgyzstan Zhaneta Bobkova, award winners of international competitions Aybek Kanatbek (Kazakhstan), Elena Demirdzhyan (Moldova), Anna Tverdova (Ukraine), pop singers Shirin Mamatova and Akbar Atamuhamedov (Uzbekistan), as well as Zafar Abdualimov (Tajikistan) will perform on stage.
The CIS Youth Orchestra, created as part of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography, will accompany the soloists. Together with People’s Artist of Russia Sergei Skripka and conductor Konstantin Naumenko, head of the State Symphony Orchestra of Turkmenistan Rasul Klychev will stand at the conductor’s desk.
– Various musical compositions of the CIS countries will be performed at the concert, Rasul Klychev shared with us. – In particular, the works by Nury Halmamedov will be played such as a landmark of the entire Turkmen piano music the Sound of Dutar and the symphonic composition Turkmenistan with a combination of the traditional Turkmen music and world musical art.
At the musical art festival, a youth prize of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS countries will also be awarded.