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BakufestivalcropAs part of the First International Bach Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan, a 4 March 2014 concert was presented in the Organ Hall of the Müslüm Magomayev State Philharmonic Hall by Bjorn Boysen, Professor of Organ at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and Russian soprano Natalia Arkhipova.

The event brought together the head of the Baku branch of Lomonosov Moscow State  University and atistic director of the ÜNS Creative Scene, Nargiz Pashayeva; Chairman of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, Hijran Huseynova; Azerpasha Neymatov, Azerbaijan’s People’s Artist and Chairman of the Union of Theatrical Figures; prominent public figures and representatives of diplomatic missions. The hall was filled to the brim, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the musical legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The festival will continue on 18 March 2014 with the Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra and soloists, under the direction of Teymur Geokchayev, performing instrumental concertos and vocal works of the great German composer.

Nazrin GadimovaAzerNews

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