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“Music mix hits the right note at Azerbaijan’s Gabala festival”

31 July 2014 [08:15] - TODAY.AZ
Euronews has aired a video report about the annual international music festival in Gabala.

Titled “Music mix hits the right note at Azerbaijan’s Gabala festival”, the report says: “The Gabala Music Festival in Azerbaijan has attracted 200 musicians to the country’s oldest city, situated around 200 kms northwest of the capital Baku.”

“Farhad Badalbeyli, the artistic director, said: “Our festival features mainly classical music but also Azerbaijani folk music, jazz, and even ballet. The festival aims to attract a wide range of the public. Kids are welcome, even if they are not always quiet. We accept that because we really want them to appreciate good music from a young age.”

“All the concerts are free and this year the line-up includes the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Brass Quintet, Kiev Soloist National Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Academic Orchestra,” says the report.

“Jeyran Mahmudova, a professor at the Baku Music Academy said: “I believe that this festival plays an important role in the musical education of young people and adults alike. I really think classical music makes people happy.”



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