The Youth Chamber Orchestra conducted by Rasul Klychev performed at the Ashgabat Cultural and Business Center of the Oil and Gas Complex of Turkmenistan. This concert was another important step on the way to rethinking the repertoire of Turkmen instrumental orchestras.
The musicians won the audience with their creative charisma and special stage charm. The works of famous authors who had not previously been performed in Turkmenistan were played to the audience.
The concert program consisted of a “necklace” of solo numbers performed by members of the orchestra.
At the beginning of the concert, Capriole Suite, by English composer Peter Warlock was performed. It incredibly combines archaic and modern sound; music fills the heart with serenity and solemnity. Wish to enjoy it forever …
The work of the modern Estonian composer Pärt is represented by Fratres composition for violin and chamber orchestra. Solo was performed by Samir Rizayev who very subtly and expressively conveyed the author’s thought and emphasized the nature of the work.
The audience enjoyed a brilliant sound of the works of Gabriel Fauré and Georg Pelezis. The first composer creates compositions with expressive melody and almost impressionistic subtlety of colors, while the second master composes musical works on spiritual subjects.
“My whole life is a sad tango. Not because I am sad. My music has no reason to be sad, but it is sad simply because it is a tango. There is drama in it, but there is no pessimism,” said Astor Piazzolla, a famous Argentine musician, a brilliant composer of the second half of the 20th century. He is the author of more than 300 tangos and 50 movie melodies. The concert featured “Tango Cafe 1930” for clarinet and chamber orchestra that was brilliantly performed by soloist Yusup Ovezov.
The soloist Nury Nuryev, who has long gained the love and reverence of the public, supported the atmosphere of the flush of music. He played Edward Grieg’s “I Love You” (orchestrated by Batyr Gullyev).
The talented singer Maysa Niyazova, who presented to the public romances by composers Ricardo Cocciante “Ave Maria” from the musical “Notre Dame de Paris”, Arnold Schoenberg “I dreamed a dream” from the musical “Les Miserables”, Astor Piazzolla “Yo soy Maria” from the opera “Maria in Buenos Aires” became the genius of 2018-2019 concert season. These works were fascinating.
With the sound of “Romanian folk dances” by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, spontaneous power and rhythmic energy “burst into the hall”. The cycle of six contrasting plays embodied the multi-genre origins of Romanian folk music.
The concert ended with the performance of “Three Jewish folk themes” played Samir Rizayev (violin), Kakageldi Hodjalekov (cello), Yusup Ovezov (clarinet), Diana Melkumova (piano).
After a long state of sentimental entrancement, the hall was seized with the energy of the joy of freedom of inspiration. The orchestra and the conductor performed as an integrated one, giving the rapture of music to their listeners. Throughout the evening, the musicians played what the conductor felt. He gave them this creative freedom. The conductor’s stroke – and the composition sounded completely unique, inimitable. It was amazing.
Everybody left the hall with a subtle sensation of touching the sacrament of co-creation with the composer, performer and conductor.