The Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev was commemorated in Kayseri
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birthday, Gara Garayev, the great composer of Azerbaijan, was commemorated with a concert in Kayseri.
Within the framework of the commemorative year it declared to pay tribute to the great composer of Azerbaijan Gara Garayev on the 100th anniversary of his birthday in 2018, the International Organization of Turkic Culture TURKSOY organized a concert in the Erciyes University of Kayseri.
The concert organized by teachers and musicians of the Music Department of the Erciyes University on the Sabancı Cultural Campus featured performances of masterpieces composed by Gara Garayev.
The concert started with presentations by Prof. Dr. Nigar Askerova and Gara Garayev's student, Associate Prof. Dr. Afak Caferova and went on with performances of Hakikat Muharremova (piano), Nargiz Eminova (piano), Samir Mirzeyev (piano) and Cemile Askerova (violin) from Azerbaijan, Gulnara Jorobekova (piano) from Kyrgyzstan, Yuriy Sayutkin (piano) from Russia and the lyrical artists Gül Fahriye Evren and Mehmet Yıldız from Turkey.
The colourful concert featured world famous melodies such as Gara Garayev's "On Roads of Thunder", "Seven Beauties" and "Don Quixote" as well as romances composed on poems by the famous Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin along with various preludes and sonatas.
At the end of the concert, Mr. Vugar Novruzoglu who attended the concert on behalf of TURKSOY extended a "Souvenir Plate of TURKSOY" to Associate Prof. Dr. Afak Caferova who was one of Gara Garayev's students and co-organized the concert.