How Namangan hosted Open Air – Oltin VodiyA long-awaited concert Open Air – Oltin Vodiy took place on the square “Three Fountains” in Namangan, where live music performed by the symphony orchestra was played under the open sky.
115 musicians and performers of the National Symphony Orchestra headed by Professor Ismail Jalilov and the main conductor, laureate of international competitions Alibek Kabdurakhmanov, over 20 technicians, light directors, sound engineers, stage workers, designers, decorators and other professionals, as well as two wagons of props necessary for decorating the stage went on a tour of Fergana valley from Tashkent to organize this holiday of music. Construction and installation works, rehearsals and other preparations were conducted almost two days.
An impressive audience of different ages gathered at the concert, which once again shows the deep interest and respect of local residents to the world art, and in particular to classical music. To listen to metropolitan musicians, over 1000 spectators received tickets free of charge from its organizers – the Sothis Aegis company, the general sponsor of the project, and its partners – the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development, the khokimiyat of Namagan region and Namangan regional department of culture. However, those who wanted to get to the concert turned out to be much more. To listen to the concert, the residents from remote districts of Namangan region also came here. The seats were enough for everyone and the concert was sold out.
– Arrival of the national symphony orchestra is a big event for us, – says director of the College of Art Yusupov Nortoji. – We have long dreamed about this. This concert, performance of the National Symphony Orchestra is like a breath of fresh air. Special thanks to Sothis Aegis. Such sponsors and people who understand the importance of culture and art, as well as when a person has an idea of culture he will benefit the society and the state. Look how people’s faces shine, they’ll all leave today with a holiday in the soul.
All attention was attracted by the stage, built specially for this event. In the bright light of the ramp it poured in different colors, along the entire perimeter was decorated with floral compositions. Orchestras took their places. The audience applauded Alibek Kabdurakhmanov with stormy applause. His unconstrained manner and sincerity in communication from the first moment arranged the audience, erasing all boundaries. This is the very moment when there is a unification of spectators and musicians. They spent the evening singing the favorite songs and melodies, and the audience, not hiding feelings and emotions, rejoiced, and old and young sang, danced, went on stage, talked with musicians... Through cheerful jokes and improvisations, the audience opened symphonic music for themselves, especially those, who listens to it for the first time. And Alibek Kabdurakhmanov optimally managed to realize this idea – a friend’s kindness to introduce the audience into the world of music carefully and with the brightest prospects.
Yes, people of Namangan warmly greet guests not only with smiles and delicious dishes, but also with solidarity in their love of art.
Anora Djumabayeva, journalist, Namangan city