The La Primavera Orchestra gave a concert on the embankment of Lake Kaban, Kazan


The concert was the first performance of the orchestra after the cancellation of all concerts due to the COVID-19  pandemic

On Friday, August 21, the La Primavera Orchestra under the direction of Rustem Abyazov gave a free concert on the embankment of the Lake Kaban, the program included music of Tatar composer and conductor Ilyas Kamal.

The compositions of the last 10 years were performed. Some of them were specially written for the La Primavera Orchestra as “The Kypchak Overture”. Something was written for other projects. Fragments of the Opera “Minem Taktash” (“My Taktash”) to a libretto by Ruzal Mukhametshin were also performed.

The program included compositions of various genres – from the archaic sound of folk music interpreted by the author to pop songs. Winners of the international competitions Arthur and Elsa Islamovs, Ilgiz Mukhutdinov, soloist of the Tinchurin Theater Damir Battalov performed at the concert. Part of the program was performed together with the Orchestra of the Tinchurin Theater. Ilyas Kamal also performed on the cello and kyl-kubyz , an ancient tatar instrument.

Ilyas Kamal is a member of the Union of Composers of Russia and Tatarstan, soloist of the Tatar State Philharmonic named after Gabdulla Tukay and chief conductor of the Orchestra of the Tatar State Drama and Comedy Theater named after Tinchurin.

Kazan Chamber Orchestra La Primavera was established in 1989, out of enthusiasm of  Rustem Abyazov – the conductor and musician. A small group of students from the conservatory and a young director of a special musical school gave their first concerts at Kazan University. And quite soon the new group became very famous all over Kazan. Today La Primavera Orchestra is one of the best creative ensembles in Russia. Its repertoire includes more than 2000 works by Western European, Russian and Tatar composers from baroque to jazz.