The third portrait concerts of the project “Musical Evenings at the Museum”, will be dedicated to the work of composer Khayyam Mirzazade

Assembly hall

Baku Contemporary Music Society with the Museum Center invites you to “Musical Evenings at the Museum”. The third concert of the series of portrait concerts will take place on February 28 at 19:00 in the Museum Center (III floor, assembly hall) and will be dedicated to the work of composer Khayyam Mirzazade.

Khayyam Mirzazade (1935–2018) is an Azerbaijani composer whose work began in the 1960s. At this time he began his teaching career at the U. Hajibeyli Conservatory (now the Baku Music Academy named after U. Hajibeyli) as senior assistant Kara Karayev (1918–1982). Later, in 1969–1983, he became head of the composition department. Mirzazadeh devoted 49 years to his pedagogical activity, passing on the accumulated knowledge and experience to his students, whose work he was interested in even after completing his studies. Until the last days of his life, he wrote music and gave advice to his graduates.

Khayyam Mirzazadeh is one of those rare composers who found their own symphonic language and style, creating a large number of unique examples of chamber, dramatic and film music. Among them are “Triptych”, “Essay – 63”, “Pianto”, Concerto for violin and orchestra; music for the films “I Want Seven Sons”, “Our Street”, “Garden Season”, etc. His compositions are still performed in Austria, England, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France and other countries, without losing their relevance.

The portrait concert will feature performances of the composer’s Miniatures for string quartet, as well as works written for various solo instruments. Soloists —Fatima Nasirli (cello), Humay Hajizada (viola) and Humay Gasimzada (piano) etc. Performers — Umid Mustafazadeh (cello), Nihad Mamedov (cello), Ali Amishov (viola), Erol Rzayev (cello).

The moderator of the evening is musicologist Shafagat Mamedova.

Free entry.