Musical Evening of Contrabrass was Held in Astana Opera

An instrumental evening of contrabass was organized in the chamber hall of Astana Opera, where the audience was introduced to a unique timbre and wide possibilities of the musical instrument.

It is very rare that the lowest-sound of the string instrument is performed as a solo. Works of Giovanni Bottesini, Franco Proto, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Manuel Ponce and the classic of Kazakh music, compositions by Gaziza Zhubanova were performed at the evening concert.

The Astana Opera orchestra and the concert guest, winner of international competitions Almas Baigozhin demonstrated their performing skills.

“There will be a work by Giovanni Bottesini. During the performance, double notes, arpeggios and even quick passages reach four octaves sound,” Baigozhin said.