November 29, 2021 4:17 PM (UTC + 04: 00)
By Laman Ismayilova
A classical music concert took place at the Berlin Philharmonic.
The “Eternity” concert celebrated the 880th birthday of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi and the first anniversary of Azerbaijan’s victory in the Patriotic War.
More than a thousand guests, cultural figures, representatives of the diplomatic corps, business community and the media attended the event co-organized by the State Committee of Azerbaijan for work with the diaspora, the Azerbaijani Diaspora Support Fund and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Germany.
Speaking about Nizami’s legacy, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Germany Ramin Hasanov pointed out that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has declared 2021 the Year of Nizami Ganjavi.
The Ambassador recalled that Nizami’s “Khamsa” was a model for many figures of Eastern literature and Western thinkers.
It is no coincidence that the great German writer and philosopher Johann Wolfgang Goethe spoke of Nizami’s legacy in the West-Eastern Divan.
The diplomat also noted that it was symbolic that the concert took place under the direction of Maestro Yalchin Adigozalov, a prominent representative of the Shusha performing school.
Deputy Chairman of Azerbaijan State Committee for Diaspora Work Elshad Aliyev spoke of the country’s leadership’s special attention to the daily activities of the committee.
As a result, more than 100 dedicated events were successfully organized by Azerbaijan State Committee for Diaspora Work during the year of Nizami Ganjavi.
In addition, the committee celebrated Azerbaijan’s Victory Day (November 8) with more than 150 events this month.
In conclusion, Elshad Aliyev expressed his gratitude to compatriots, members of friendly communities and all those who support the equitable position of Azerbaijan.
The Cologne Youth Symphony Orchestra (Junge Philharmonie Koln) performed with an extensive program.
The concert included pieces of music by Uzeyir Hajibayli, Gara Garayev, Fikrat Amirov, Vasif Adigozalov, Niyazi, Giacomo Puccini and others.
Soloists included popular Azerbaijani artist Avez Abdulla (Mannheim Opera), soprano Seljan Nasibli, mugham singers Kamil Nabiyev and Miralam Miralamov, honored artist Aliaga Sadiyev (tar) and violinist Anar Bramo.
The concert ended with a song “Shusha” by Anar Bramo and the oratorio by Vasif Adigozalov “Karabakh Shikestesi”.
The event was a great success and left no one indifferent.
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