An evening of Azerbaijani mugam music has been held at Ukraine’s National Opera. Mugam trio Mansum Ibrahimov, Elchin Hashimov and Elnur Ahmadov were accompanied during the concert by the Kiev Classical Orchestra.
The concert programme included Fikret Amirov’s Azerbaijan Capriccio, the overture to Uzeyir Hajibeyov’s Koroglu and Niyazi’s symphonic mugam Rast. Ukrainian music was not forgotten either, with a performance of the overture to Mykola Lysenko’s Taras Bulba. The concert was conducted by Yalchin Adigozalov, who has received the title Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan.