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The National Music & Global Culture Society Presents “From East to West” in Review

One may not often see links between the cultures of Norway and Azerbaijan (okay, you’ve got me – none ever crossed my mind!), but the excellent pairing of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing and Azerbaijani pianist Nargiz Aliyarova made a compelling case for just such connections this week at Bruno Walter Auditorium. Playing works of Ali-Zadeh, Garayev, and Melikov from Azerbaijan, and Brustad and Grieg from Norway – along with a Prokofiev opening – they gave a uniquely stimulating recital entitled “From East to West.”

The program was subtitled, “Prokofiev Violin Sonata No. 2 and Works from Azerbaijan and Norway,” but the Russian role in the evening’s theme seemed to be that of a musical bridge (alluded to in Dr. Aliyarova’s comments about the influence of Russian teachers on both performers and their chosen composers).

The focal roles of Norway and Azerbaijan were underscored in Dr. Aliyarova’s introductory remarks, including references to the Norwegian explorer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl, whose Azerbaijan-Viking theories have invited discussion years after his death (the reader may find more about these fascinating but highly debated hypotheses here Thor Heyerdahl Azerbaijan-Viking theories.

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Photos from the completed Azerbaijani Multiculturalism Concert

We have completed our announced Azerbaijani Multiculturalism concert.

In this post we publish photos taken from the event.

We’d like to thank all who has been with us and joined us in our performance.

Thank you for visiting us, and please enjoy the gallery.

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The Azerbaijiani Multiculturalism Concert

THE NATIONAL MUSIC AND GLOBAL CULTURE SOCIETY COLLABORATES WITH THE STATE COMMITTEE ON AFFAIRS WITH DIASPORA OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN TO PRESENT THE AZERBAIJANI MULTICULTURALISM CONCERT

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The concert and reception will celebrate Azerbaijan’s multicultural heritage with music performances by professional instrumentalists and vocalist.

The National Music and Global Culture Society (NMGCS) partners with The State Committee On Affairs With Diaspora Of The Republic Of Azerbaijan to present the Azerbaijani Multiculturalism Concert and Reception.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 4:30 pm at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium.

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Azerbaijani Multiculturalism

We invite you to a new concert organized by us with the support of The State Committee on Affairs with Diaspora of the Republic of Azerbaijan taking place on November 18, 4:30 PM in Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.

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