The State Conservatory of Uzbekistan has become venue for the third International Music Review Festival of Orchestras of National Instruments and Polyphonic Ensembles ‘Navruz Sadolari’ (Sounds of Navruz).
The event, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Public Education, Soghlom Avlod Uchun International Charitable Foundation, Sughdiyona Chamber Orchestra of National Instruments, Kamolot Public Youth Movement and other organizations, was dedicated to the Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interests.
The main goal of the Navruz Sadolari Festival is to further improve children’s music education, preserve and promote intangible cultural heritage, and expand international cooperation in this field.
National instrumental orchestras and ensembles of preschool institutions, schools of music and art, specialized music boarding schools, arts colleges of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan performed in the festival.
“The review was held at a very high organizational level,” young musician from Kazakhstan Asen Smogil said. “We were convinced that Uzbekistan has all the conditions for the development of musical art. And we made many new friends here.”
“It is worth to give credit to the opportunities created in Uzbekistan for children so that they would be able to deal with music,” young musician Nekruz Kurbonov from Tajikistan emphasized. “This festival will forever remain in my memory as a holiday of friendship and accord.”
The exhibition of national musical instruments, concerts, master classes by well-known performers were also organized within the event.
First place in their categories were won by the ensemble of stringed instruments of the Children’s Music and Art School №21 of Rishton, Ferghana region, Shodlik ensemble of the Sodiqov Specialized Music Boarding School №7 under the Andijan regional department of public education, Navo orchestra of the Children’s Music and Arts School №3 of Andijon, the orchestra of the Glier Republican Specialized Music Academic Lyceum, and Zhez Kiik ensemble of kobyz players of the Zhubanov Specialized Music Boarding School of Almaty, Kazakhstan.